March 6th is Lymphedema Awareness Day!

Victoria LaManna PT, DPT, CLT March 6th is Lymphedema Awareness Day! The lymph system carries the body’s waste products, dead pathogens, and water. Eventually these substances are cleared by the body. Problems can occur if the lymph system gets blocked and cannot clear these substances. Problems with the lymphatic system can cause swelling in affected …

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Lymph Drainage Therapy for Breast Health at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy

Victoria LaManna, PT, DPT, CLT As Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to an end, we at Beyond Basics are working hard to help spread the word on the importance of regular self-examination and early detection. For further review, please see our blog post from earlier this month. In addition to regular self-examination, regular breast massage …

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Beyond Basics’, Victoria LaManna Receives Lymphatic Drainage Therapy Certification

Victoria La Manna, PT, DPT, CLT of New York, NY successfully completed Norton’s School of Lymphatic Therapy’s Lymphedema Certification Program. The certification signifies advanced skill in the application of complete decongestive therapy (CDT) in the treatment of lymphedema. Lymphedema is the abnormal accumulation of protein rich fluid due to a disorder of the lymphatic vessel …

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Know Your Nodes, Part II

By Riva Preil Approximately 10% of water that exits the capillaries and enters the interstitial space at the arterial end of the capillary does NOT return at the venous end due to pressure related factors (refer to Starling’s Equation for more details).  This “extra” water (referred to as the lymphatic load) enters the lymphatic system …

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Know Your Nodes, Part I

By Riva Preil Can you believe that Labor Day has come and gone?  Yes, dear readers, summer is officially over.  But boy, was it an amazing and memorable summer! Believe it or not, when asked about the highlight of my summer, I unequivocally and enthusiastically respond that it was my lymphedema certification course.  (#PTnerd.  And …

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