Therapist addresses lymphedema in talk in Wilton
All cancer survivors, as well as their friends and family, are invited to hear a talk on preventing and treating lymphedema on Tuesday, June 11, 6 p.m., at Wilton Library.
Laura Yarish, a physical therapist and certified lymphedema therapist and massage therapist, will address the Breast Cancer Survivors Support Group on those topics as well as treatment for neuropathy.
“This is an extremely important talk for all to attend because any cancer survivor who has had even one lymph node removed has a lifetime risk of developing lymphedema,” said Nina Marino, clinical director of the Breast Cancer Survival Center and organizer of the support group.
“Laura is one of our most popular speakers with her vast knowledge of lymphedema and her warmth and receptiveness to giving us useful information and tools to protect ourselves. Laura will teach us the signs of early lymphedema, should you wear a sleeve on an airplane even if you don’t have lymphedema, and what to avoid doing to lower your risk.”
In addition to speaking about lymphedema, Ms. Yarish will address treating and helping people with neuropathy, which can be caused by some chemotherapies.
Ms. Yarish works at The Ahlbin Center for Rehab Medicine in Southport. She has been a physical therapist for 22 years.
The group meets from 6 to 8, and Ms. Yarish’s talk will start at 6:30.