Hi does anyone know if pilates exercise is alright if you have secondary lymphoedema in the arm? Thanks
Exercise with lymphoedema : Hi does anyone know if... - LSN
Hi all, I also do Pilates and highly recommend stepup-speak out.org. There is a wealth of info including handouts for fitness,yoga and Pilates instructors. I have given copies to all my instructors and they were very grateful, only one knew about lymphoedema. I have also found that swimming is a great exercise. I wear compression sleeve for all exercise except swimming.
I just want to echo all the above, but to add that my physio suggested wearing an 'old' sleeve in the pool to make swimming even more effective, saying the combined pressure would be more beneficial. So I do that if I think my arm needs a bit more help. I have been going to piloxing (pilates/boxing/zumba combination) but do wear my sleeve and have told the instructor about my arm. Mainly the only thing I modify is not keeping my left arm in the same held position for any length of time. But it is certainly improving the muscle tone in my arm as well!