Holiday gift guide for the lymph(o)edema therapist in your life!
SHOW SOME LOVE AND APPRECIATION FOR THE LYMPH(O)EDEMA THERAPIST IN YOUR LIFE WITH THESE FUN AND USEFUL GIFTS! OR DROP A HINT TO YOUR LOVED ONES AND SHARE ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM YOUR CORE PT!
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1.) Precise Tape Measure
One of those "Dang! Why didn't I come up with this?" inventions! Speed up your objective measurements and minimize error with this creative tool!
Peninsula Medical: $17.80.
2.) Face/Eye Cupping Set
Therapists are known to be Macgyvers! This cupping set gently lifts the dermis for proximal gliding of lymphatic tissue. Application of pressure is supplied and can be adjusted manually. The small cones can be used around the digits and larger cups for more broad surface areas as a self-treatment idea.
Have fun experimenting with this kit ($19.47) from Amazon.
3.) 'The Breast Book'
Set your breast oncology clinic up for success in 2018 with Your Core PT's 'The Breast Book!' This book will be a compilation of patient handouts to refine your practice and boost patient support! Click the image to view a list of the handouts and sign up for notification of its upcoming release!
4.) Color Genetic Testing
Odd gift? Perhaps, but informative...I bet! The Color Test analyses your saliva for 30 genetic mutations linked to cancer... and being that 10-15% of cancers are inherited it may be worth knowing our risk!
The Color home test: $249.
5.) Wave Sound Machine
Every lymph therapist knows that the most effective manual lymphatic drainage is rhythmical and slooowww...like waves... crashing on a beach. Help yourself mimic the sympathetic systems 6 pumps per second by pairing your manual therapy with the white noise of waves.
HoMedics Sound Machine available at Target for $19.49.
6.) 'The Language of Letting Go'
This daily inspirational was recommended to me by a friend and counselor. As therapists, it's important that we practice self-care. Recognizing our own power and limitations may help us minimize burn-out and keep up a satisfying and healthy career!
Looking forward to meditating on the thoughts of Melody Beattie's 'The Language of Letting Go' this year.
$12 from Amazon.
7.) Compression Socks
We help the venous flow of our patients...while standing...all day! My go-to lymphedema vendor recommends CEP's knee high compression socks for daily use, travel and play!
Compression socks by CEP: $60
8.) 'Follow Your Gut' Book
I know all you lymphedema therapists are just waiting with baited breath for more research explaining the relationship of the GI system and lymphatic health! I suspect Rob Knight's book 'Follow Your Gut' will present some of interesting research about the gut in a fun and informative manner!
$11.80 at Amazon