Lipedema Is a Disease We’re Still Learning About with Angela Serig, OTR/L, CHT, CLT-LANA
Angela Serig names lipedema as a disease, emphasizing that finding the right treatment is critical for the patient’s well-being and self-acceptance. She discusses the importance of manual lymphatic drainage and compression together as an effective therapy. She encourages women to understand the nature of lipedema and to be engaged in therapy so that they can experience long-term relief of pain and swelling. Angela Serig is the Lymphedema Program Coordinator at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Boston and specializes in both lymphedema and lipedema therapy. She treats patients with Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) including manual lymph drainage (MLD), bandaging, and compression garments.
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