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Managing oedema and fibrosis with coordinated movement

Gerben Schrale, Terence Ryan
14 February 2014

<p>It is generally accepted that lymphoedema and fibrosis can lead to impaired mobility. This will generally lead to a process of adaptation and changes in the neuro-motor system and motor activity. These changes can lead to degenerative processes in the articular and muscular structures, resulting in reduced mobility, inactivity, pain, loss of function, all of which can overtax the circulation. This paper shows that breaking this vicious circle can be used as part of the treatment regimen for chonic oedema to improve patient mobility and quality of life.</p>

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