Sigvaris Café

At Sigvaris Café, interesting guests share their perspectives on the latest innovations, trends and patient experiences with medical compression.

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Sigvaris Café

Welcome to the Sigvaris Café, where we enjoy great coffee and great conversation.
 
Here you will find interesting guests who share their perspectives on the latest
innovations, trends and patient experiences with medical compression.
 
We would love to hear from you!  Please email us with your questions and comments that we will address on a future episode.
 
So, come on in and join a community of people who love to talk compression over a cup of coffee!

February 10, 2019, episode 10: Klose Conference
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In this session, we speak with Guenter Klose about his upcoming conference. Guenter Klose is the founder and Executive Director of Klose Training & Consulting, LLC based out of Lafayette, CO. Klose has been an MLD/CDT Certified Instructor since 1987, where he was certified by the German Massage Therapy and Physical Therapy Association. 

October 4, 2018, episode 9: Cautious compression with the ACCUTAB
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Robyn “Redd” Smith is the Clinical Education Liaison for SIGVARIS GROUP and owner of LifeRehabilitation, a Lymphedema and Wound Care clinic in Salt Lake City treating medically-complex patients.
 
In this session we discuss how the ACCUTAB can be used to insure your patients are getting the correct compression. Depending on the patient’s condition, the ACCUTAB will allow you to achieve the correct compression level on those patients with conditions that may require a more accurate compression level.

September 6, 2018, episode 8: Ann Elise Kryszak on the COOLFLEX
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Ann Elise Kryszak has been an occupational therapist for 41 years and has been a lymphedema specialist for 21 years. Ann Elise studied with Dr. Albert Leduc of Belgium and now teaches the Leduc Method of Manual Lymph Therapy. Ann Elise is also certified in the Comprehensive Lymphedema Treatment for American Health Care, studying and mentoring directly with Judy Purtell, OTR, CLT.
 
In this episode we look at the Coolflex, a new Sigvaris wrap that was launched this spring. We are excited to get Ann Elise’s feedback on the product as well as hearing from her on the patient type that she would recommend this product for.

August 2, 2018, episode 7: Ann Elise Kryszak on the MEDAHAND
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Ann Elise Kryszak has been an occupational therapist for 41 years and has been a lymphedema specialist for 21 years. Ann Elise studied with Dr. Albert Leduc of Belgium and now teaches the Leduc Method of Manual Lymph Therapy. Ann Elise is also certified in the Comprehensive Lymphedema Treatment for American Health Care, studying and mentoring directly with Judy Purtell, OTR, CLT.
 
In this episode we discuss how Ann Elise has found alternative uses for our MEDAHAND garment.

June 11, 2018, episode 6: Dr. Hoberman discusses post-surgical edema
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A conversation with Dr. Liberty Hoberman about how compression is used to help manage lymphedema after reconstructive breast surgery.

May 17, 2018, Episode 5: Bandages or wraps?
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Robyn “Redd” Smith, M.Ed., COTA/L, CLWT, CLT, is the Clinical Education Liaison for Sigvaris and owner of Life Rehabilitation, a Lymphedema and Wound Care clinic in Salt Lake City treating medically-complex patients. In this session we talk about how treatment is starting to shift from bandages to wraps. We discuss situations when bandaging may be preferable, and which garments to use in place of bandages to increase patient comfort.

May 3, 2018, episode 4: Precautions & contraindications
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Robyn “Redd” Smith, M.Ed., COTA/L, CLWT, CLT, is the Clinical Education Liaison for Sigvaris and owner of Life Rehabilitation, a Lymphedema and Wound Care clinic in Salt Lake City treating medically-complex patients. In this session we discuss precautions and contraindications and how they relate to patient treatment.

April 19, 2018, episode 3: Liners, liners, liners!
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Robyn “Redd” Smith, M.Ed., COTA/L, CLWT, CLT, is the Clinical Education Liaison for Sigvaris and owner of Life Rehabilitation, a Lymphedema and Wound Care clinic in Salt Lake City treating medically-complex patients. Redd discusses the benefits of liners and how to select the right liner for you. 

April 5, 2018, episode 2: LEGASSIST LCS discussion with Dr. Zoe Deol
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Dr. Zoe Deol visits the Sigvaris Café to share her impressions of the Holland production facility. She also learns about the custom LegAssist LCS and introduces us to a patient who is a perfect candidate for the product.

March 8, 2018, episode 1: COMPREFLEX LITE CASE
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Special guest Brad Kuipers, BS, PT, CLT, has been working with lymphedema patients for 17 years. Brad discusses a case study he is working on involving the Sigvaris COMPREFLEX LITE.

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