English-language article by Joyce Bosman

joyce bosman Lymphtaping for lymphoedema: an overview of the treatment and its uses.

Lymphtaping is a promising technique in the treatment of lymphoedema. The general quality of research on lymphtaping is good. However, the quantity of evidence in the lympha

Lymphtaping is a promising technique in the treatment of lymphoedema. The general quality of research on lymphtaping is good. However, the quantity of evidence in the lymphatic field is lacking. It is important to apply the correct technique when treating patients. It is therefore highly recommended that practitioners receive special certified training to enhance practical skills in order to be successful with this form of treatment. Lymphtaping should form part of decongestive lymphatic therapy and can be another choice for contraindicating pressure therapy patients and in areas where compression is difficult or impossible to use. This form of treatment is also suitable for hot and humid conditions. The technique should be perceived not as a substitute, but rather as an addition to traditional treatment plans. Every patient should be thoroughly individually assessed and evaluated before the appropriate treatment and properties can be determined.

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