What is Lymphedema?
"Lymphedema is a build-up of lymph fluid in the fatty tissues just under your skin. This build-up causes swelling (or edema), most often in the arms or legs. Lymphedema can result from surgery or radiation therapy to treat certain cancers".(ACS)
Although there’s no way to know whether you will develop lymphedema after breast cancer, you can educate yourself. Project Pink'd has partnered with Lori Buckley, OTR/L-Certified Occupational Therapist specializing in the treatment of lymphedema at Natural Therapy, to provide a bi-annual workshop and a 6-week Movement Class to tackle this unfortunate condition.
Join us and learn about your risk factors, take steps to reduce your risk, and be aware of early symptoms.
Project Pink'd invites breast cancer survivors to join us for a half-day lymphedema workshop. This Bi-Annual Workshop is held in partnership with Lori Buckley, OTR/L-Certified Occupational Therapist specializing in the treatment of lymphedema at Natural Therapy, a beautifully renovated historic building in downtown Omaha.
The Bi-Annual Workshops provide education, support and tools to prevent and manage the disease.
Project Pink'd is proud to offer the six-week Healthy Steps Series: Moving you to a Better Health with the Lebed Method.
The Lebed Method was designed by American cancer survivor and professional dancer Sherry Lebed Davis together with her brothers physicians/surgeons Marc Lebed M.D and Joel Lebed M.D. after their mother Rita was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1979. They developed the exercise program to help their mother regain her mobility – and her spirit.