Reducing Fear Around Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema - Knowledge is Power!

  • April 23, 2024 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Central Standard Time

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Description

Please join the BCEA on Tuesday, April 23 to learn more about breast cancer related lymphedema and lessen the fear around it. Knowledge is power! 

 

Participants in this webinar will learn:

- What Lymphedema is and how the staging works.

- How and when to contact a CLT for questions/concerns regarding lymphedema.

- Treatment options that are available for lymphedema. 

- How to access a local fitter for compression garments and understand the process.  

 

Featured Speaker

Ingrid Weddig, COTA,  CLT 

Ingrid Weddig, COTA/L, CLT, has been working in occupational therapy since 2000. In 2010, she started a scar management and breast cancer rehabilitation program.  Her program involves assisting breast cancer patients with proper scar management techniques, swelling, range of motion, and eventually strengthening. She is also a certified Lymphedema therapist and can assist measuring patients for proper upper and lower extremity compression garments. Her goal is to assist breast cancer and lymphedema patients in making a full recovery. Ingrid also has extensive knowledge and training in scar tissue and oncologly. She has treated many difficult scars in multiple locations of the body including knees from total knee surgery, chest wall scars from transition surgery, abdominal scars from hernias, C-sections and ear scars from reconstruction. Ingrid enjoys learning new techniques and reading research articles in her areas of practice, time on her hobby farm, her teen kids, hiking, painting, and grilling.

 

Date & Time

Tue, Apr 23, 2024 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Breast Cancer Education Association