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Research on Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema.
Recruiting female volunteers to participate in a research study for lymphedema that began after treatment for breast cancer. All assessments and treatments will be provided free of charge. Research is to be conducted at 465 St Johns Rd, Toronto, ON. Study date: Fall/Winter 2012.
You may qualify if you meet the following criteria:
- The symptoms of lymphedema appeared after medical treatment for breast cancer (mastectomy, radiation, and/or lymph node dissection.)
- The lymphedema is unilateral (one-sided.)
- You have been experiencing symptoms of lymphedema for 6 months to 5 years.
- You are a female between the ages of 40-65.
- You have received no previous osteopathic treatment for lymphedema.
- You are able to commit to 7 one-hour-long appointments within a 10 week timeframe.
Kerri-Lynn LaPointe, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor practicing in Toronto. She has successfully completed 5 years of training at the Canadian College of Osteopathy, and is performing this research study to complete her Diploma of Osteopathic Manual Practice (DOMP.)
Osteopathy is a hands-on system of diagnosis and treatment that focuses on restoring proper movement and function to the entire body. Rather than focusing on the symptoms, the underlying causes of dysfunction are treated: physical injury, poor posture, trauma, emotional stress, etc. The position, mobility, and quality of the tissues (bones, muscles, and internal organs) are assessed, and focus is placed on the body’s natural ability to self-regulate and self-heal. The main premise is that structure governs function: any abnormality of structure will create disease.