Raquel Lopez Alvarez

Raquel graduated in 2010 as an Occupational Therapist from the Oviedo University in Spain. She completed her postgraduate studies in Gerontology and Early Intervention. In 2016 Raquel obtained the Lymphedema Therapy Certification from the reputed School "Klose Training" in United States.

She effectively treats patients with primary and secondary Lymphedema using Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) with techniques of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), compression bandaging, kinesiotapping and exercises. Raquel treats also patients with different kinds of edema like: Post-Traumatic and Post-Surgical Edema as well as other pathologies related such us: Varicose veins, DVT, Chronic Venous Insufficiency, Fibromyalgia, etc.

Raquel specializes in the assessment, reporting and treatment of Upper extremity disability including conditions such as Musculoskeletal pathologies, Stroke, Parkinson, Arthritis and Rheumatic diseases, Tendon Injuries, Amputation, etc. She uses therapeutic activities and exercises, Hand Therapy, Mirror Therapy, Scar management Edema management, Sensory re-education, Joint protection and training in activities of daily living and adaptive or assistive devices.

Field of Expertise:

  • Lymphedema Rehabilitation and prevention
  • Hand Therapy
  • Post Cosmetic surgery care
  • Cancer Care
  • Musculoskeletal Rehab

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