Chapter 7. Movement and Exercise

  1. Mary Woods Clinical Nurse Specialist/Head of Lymphoedema Services, MSc. BSc., (Hons) RGN Onc. Cert.

Published Online: 25 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692158.ch7

Lymphoedema Care

Lymphoedema Care

How to Cite

Woods, M. (2007) Movement and Exercise, in Lymphoedema Care, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692158.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146289

Online ISBN: 9780470692158

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Keywords:

  • involuntary;
  • lymph drainage;
  • lymphodema;
  • muscular tension;
  • isotonic exercise

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning objectives

  • The physiological effects of exercise

  • The psychological effects of exercise

  • Movement, function and exercise in lymphoedema

  • Muscular activity

  • Exercise advice for patients

  • The effect of vigorous activity and exercise

  • Limb elevation

  • Simple arm and shoulder exercises

  • Simple leg exercises

  • Conclusion

  • References