Laser therapy has been reported to soften hard fibrotic tissues, reduce pain and heaviness, improve the immune system and aid volume reduction.

Laser therapy for lymphoedema treatment has been used internationally for many years but has been slow to be accepted in the UK. The science behind the technique and its effectiveness in reducing fluid viscosity and encouraging motoricity of the lymphatics has been reported (Lievens, 1987; Eliska and Eliskova, 1997). The evaluation reported in this paper observed the response of 12 patients to laser treatment for lymphoedema. All the patients reported a reduction in tissue thickening and 83% of patients noted improvements in range of movement. In addition, 43% of patients saw an improvement in scar appearance.

2016-07-02T11:18:25+00:00December 8th, 2015|Breast Cancer, Occupational Therapist|0 Comments

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