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Exercise and activity – how it helps lymphoedema?

Hayes, Sandra C. (2009) Exercise and activity – how it helps lymphoedema? In 21st International Society of Lymphology Conference, 21-25 September 2009, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Research investigating the role of exercise in the prevention and/or management of lymphoedema is lacking. For fear of initiating or exacerbating lymphoedema, and its associated symptoms, those with lymphoedema have traditionally been cautioned against engaging in physical activity rather than encouraged to be regularly active. However, recent preliminary findings suggest that being inactive may increase risk of developing lymphedema, and that for those with lymphoedema, participation in an exercise program does not exacerbate the condition. This presentation will address why engaging in regular physical activity is important, what we know about the role of exercise with respect to lymphoedema prevention and management, and will provide some practical recommendations about becoming and staying regularly active for those with lymphoedema.

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ID Code: 29303
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 please consult the author.
Deposited On: 16 Dec 2009 16:02
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2010 00:14

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