2015 Understanding and Treating Lymphedema


Lymphedema is a common side effect of breast cancer treatment. It can cause swelling and pain in the arm, chest and torso. It can also test your emotions during an already difficult time. During this program, expert Joy C. Cohn, PT, CLT-LANA, talked about

  • the causes of lymphedema
  • how to prevent lymphedema
  • treatments for lymphedema
  • how to safely do everyday activities

About Our Speaker
Joy C. Cohn, PT, CLT-LANA, is a lymphedema team co-leader in the Lymphedema Treatment Program at Penn Therapy and Fitness, outpatient services for Good Shepherd Penn Partners, in Philadelphia. She has worked as an instructor for the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy since 2004. She has lectured on lymphedema management, differential diagnosis of edema, compression garments and on mentorship for lymphedema therapists in academic programs and conferences.