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Meet Lymphedema’s Healing Hands – Mellissa Right and Mellissa Left

Mellissa Mercogliano of Port Orchard’s Center for Orthopedic & Lymphatic Physical Therapy, is a Lymphedema patient’s healing and educational angel, in my opinion…and I am in no pain.  Following are a few photos of  Chuck”s wraps, thanks to Melissa’s tutoring – we’re getting better!  We use a mirror when I need to see what is going on and to take photos if need be.  The flashlight is an aid on an overcast day.

Mellissa’s healing hands

Melissa’s final touch…sensible, inexpensive masking tape to hold the wrap.  Note the herringbone elastic wrap to prevent the leg swelling edema to pop between the wrap like a striped swollen and puffy rising dough boy.

Melissa progressed this patient from someone who couldn’t stand the touch of the most delicate fabric against the skin of my lower legs to one who can.

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More later… Sharon O’Hara