Cynthia Shechter is the owner and Director of Rehabilitation at ShechterCare. She earned her masters degree in occupational therapy at New York University. She has devoted her clinical practice to breast cancer and lymphedema rehabilitation as well as hand/upper extremity therapy. Cynthia has lectured on the topic of breast cancer rehabilitation and lymphedema to several cancer groups in the community as well as to different physicians’ groups. Her main focus is educating patients on lymphedema management and enabling them to return to their regular lifestyle. Cynthia is dedicated to increasing the awareness of the medical community on the benefits of rehabilitation following breast cancer surgery.
In this presentation, Cynthia discusses manual lymphatic drainage and how to use exercise to ease the symptoms of lymphedema.
About Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN):
Our Mission is to fight lymphatic disease and lymphedema through education, research and advocacy. We seek to accelerate the prevention, treatment and cure of the disease while bringing patients and medical professionals together to address the unmet needs surrounding lymphatic disorders.