One outcome measure that can be used for both the upper and lower extremities and any cause of edema! This instrument measures impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions associated with lymphedema in the arms and legs.
In parts 1 and 2 of Acupressure for Cancer-related Fatigue we explored the stimulatory points outlined in the research by Zick et al to determine the most effective acupressure treatment formulas and dosage for treating cancer-related fatigue in patients status post chemotherapy. In Part 3, Lisa Sherman, ATc guides us through the relaxation point formula from this study which in Traditional Chinese Medicine theory is used to treat insomnia and promote restful sleep.
Maybe I am biased, but I don’t know if there is another area of physical therapy and rehabilitation that is as cutting edge as women’s health. When I share my 20 second elevator spiel with anyone from friends to physicians about what I do I still get a kick out of the surprised question, “you can help with that?” followed by surprised face when I tell them how.