Anomalies in connective tissue and the autonomic nervous system play a key part in regulating swelling and pain. If you have patients who have difficulty managing swelling, there may be hidden underlying causes. Patients with lymphedema and lipedema may have one or more of these syndromes that can create barriers to healing.
Learn how to recognize the signs of three key syndromes that could be standing in the way of your patients’ success.
In this webinar, you’ll discover:
- Which syndrome has been identified in up 90% of people living with lipedema?
- Which syndromes can be triggered by chemotherapy and cause chronic swelling?
- Which syndrome has been observed with people living with Dercum’s disease?
- Which syndrome produces swelling that is related to higher venous resting pressure?
About our Speaker
Karen Ashforth, MS, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, has practiced as an occupational therapist for over 40 years. Specializing as a board-certified hand therapist led to her interest and specialization of treating lymphedema and fibrosis 20 years ago.
Karen’s passions in lymphedema practice are equipment innovation and development, treatment of underlying fibrosis and inflammation, and assessment of complex and difficult cases. She is considered an expert in the clinical use of pneumatic compression and has participated in the development of numerous devices and appliances. She has outpatient lymphedema practices at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton, California, and Dominican Rehabilitation in Santa Cruz, California, as well as a private telehealth and consulting practice.
Karen speaks frequently at academic, clinical, and professional settings and performs clinical research that she presents and publishes nationally and internationally. She is also an adjunct faculty member with the University of the Pacific in the Doctoral Physical Therapy Program.
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