We Have A Winner!

 At the 16th Annual Lymphedema Conference held by the Lymphedema Association of Ontario in Toronto on October 27th, we, Lymphedema Depot, held a drawing in which we offered to pay back the winner’s conference registration fee! And that is just what we did! And the winner is…Lynda H. of Bowmanville, Ontario!

We want to say thank you to all the people who stopped by our table at the conference. We were frequently overwhelmed by patients, therapists, fitters and friends. The lymphedema community has made us feel very welcome these last few years. So we say a big thank you to everyone who stopped by the table to say hello, or inquire about our products, give testimonials about how much they love the Tribute, Caresia, ReadyWrap and Swell Spots and even the amazing Channel Foam. This is the one time a year when we get to see everybody all at once and while there is never as much time as we would like to visit with everyone we do want to express our thanks and gratitude to you all. We’ll see you next year!

Introducing Channel Foam

Our clinical specialist, John Mulligan, RMT/CLT-LANA, visited the Földi Clinic in the summer of 2011 and found the therapists there using foam they called Wave Foam as padding underneath their bandaging. It was a channeled foam of medium density and it had a dramatic effect on fibrotic tissue.

Inspired by the Földi therapists and their ingenuity, we wanted to make this unique and effective padding foam available to Canadian therapists.

Lymphedema Depot is happy to present our new Channel Foam. This convolute grey foam is a half inch thick with quarter inch thick channels cut through it. These peaks and channels create high and low pressure zones and encourage lymphatic flow in a distal to proximal direction while also sinking into and softening fibrotic tissue.

Our Channel Foam comes in 2’ x 3’ sheets which, like our flat sheets of therapeutic grey foam, can be custom cut for individual patients to create the right shape and size needed for incorporatioin into a multi-layer bandage application. We are confident that this new foam will find a place in lymphedema practices all over Canada.

Therapists can order this foam directly from Lymphedema Depot by using the ordering form found on this page: http://www.lymphedemadepot.com/products/sheetfoam.  Simply click on the thumbnail picture of the order sheet at the bottom of the page.

Lymphedema Depot offers grey foam in several thicknesses to be used as padding in multi-layer lymphedema bandaging as well as the new Channel Foam. Foam padding is an essential element of multilayer lymphedema bandaging as it works to disperse the concentric rings of pressure caused by overlapping short stretch bandaging. This evenly dispersed pressure allows the multi-layer bandage to create a consistent compression gradient throughout the length of the limb.

For more information about grey foam or the Solaris line of therapeutic garments (Tribute, Caresia, ReadyWrap and Swell Spots) available from Lymphedema Depot in Canada, please visit our website at www.LymphedemaDepot.com or email us at info@LymphedemaDepot.com.

Alberta Bound

Earlier in  November I had the pleasure of making a trip to Alberta to attend the Alberta Lymphedema Association’s Lymphedema Education Session for Garment Fitters. Karen Van Heyst, a physiotherapist and certified lymphedema therapist, spoke to a group of nearly 20 compression garment fitters. Lymphedema Depot was on hand to introduce this extraordinary group of Calgary fitters to the Solaris line of therapeutic garments. The Tribute, Caresia, ReadyWrap and Swell Spots were well-received by the group.

ALA President Diane Martin and the rest of the Alberta Lymphedema Association are to be commended for producing this ground-breaking event. Compression garment fitters are a crucial link in the supply chain of providing appropriate compression garments to patients living with lymphedema and related disorders, yet they rarely get specialised training in understanding the condition of lymphedema.This evening was a great example of what can be done to remedy that situation. We hope to see more events like this as other regions adopt the practice of presenting this crucial information to compression garment fitters.

To learn more about the Alberta Lymphedema Association visit their website at http://www.albertalymphedema.com.

To learn more about Lymphedema Depot and the Solaris line of therapeutic garments for the management of lymphedema, lipedema, chronic venous insufficiency and related disorders, visit our website at www.LymphedemaDepot.com.