An Occupational Understanding of Lymphedema
Author: Cheryl Paeth, OTR/L, OTD, CLT
The goal of this program is to review the lymphatic system anatomy, outline the occupational deficits associated with lymphedema, and gain an understanding of treatment options consistent with the occupational therapy practice framework. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to —
- Understand the impact of lymphedema and identify relevant treatments.
- Name important structures of the lymphatic system and understand their basic functions.
- Understand the impact of lymphedema on individuals with this condition and plan occupation-based interventions.