This interactive educational course will teach participants about lymphedema, a condition where swelling occurs as a result of damage or blockage in the lymph system. The instructor will review what lymphedema is, how to be of aware of symptoms, what to do if you display any symptoms, how to prevent or manage the condition and the treatment options available.
Participants will be taught exercises and massage techniques that they can do on their own to treat symptoms. The instructor will also provide examples of supplies, such as compression garments, sleeves and gloves that can minimize swelling and control pain.
Light refreshments will be served.
If you need to cancel your registration for this event,
please call 1-800-827-4277 Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, or log in to your account to cancel online.
For this course, park in the structure on Health Center Drive next to the Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion and Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns. Tickets will be validated at the class.
Carol Long, an occupational therapist and certified lymphedema therapist, will lead this class.