Learn safe lymphedema management in Rice Lake

October 02, 2015

RICE LAKE, Wis. — Persistent swelling of the legs or arms, called lymphedema, is a common condition that often goes untreated. Learn how physical therapy can alleviate lymphedema swelling at the free Lymphedema: Laugh and Learn support group from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the second floor conference room at Mayo Clinic Health System – Northland in Rice Lake, 331 S. Main St.

Physical therapists Tiffany Kann and Jenny Hastreiter, who are nationally certified in lymphedema care, will present information on the four components of lymphedema management: manual lymphatic drainage, compression therapy, exercise and skin care. They also will share the history of treatment for lymphedema. Those with lymphedema, their loved ones and caregivers are invited to attend. For questions, contact Hastreiter at 715-236-8549.

While there is no cure for lymphedema, treatment can increase function, comfort and quality of life.

Participants do not need to register. For information about the support group or lymphedema therapy in Barron and Rice Lake, call Rehabilitation Services at Mayo Clinic Health System – Northland at 715-537-9905.

Go to mayoclinichealthsystem.org to view other wellness opportunities in your community.

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Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other facilities that serve the health care needs of people in 60 communities in Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise  of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality health care close to home.

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