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Lymphedema Program

Lymphedema Program

Lymphedema Therapy

Oftentimes there are inherent and unavoidable side effects to cancer surgeries; especially with lymph node removal, and radiation therapy. Physical therapy treatments, performed by a certified lymphedema therapist experienced in manual therapy in the area of cancer care, will encourage fast and full surgical recovery as well as provide important information on lymphedema prevention education, manual treatment for pain reduction, scar and motion restrictions, manual lymph drainage, joint mobilization, manual stretching, neuromuscular re-education, bandaging and compression garments, individualized exercise program, education on self massage and bandaging techniques.

Edema Management Program

To Optimize Your Quality of Life

Physical Therapy Program

Our certified lymphedema therapists and their team provide expert acute and chronic edema management.

Diagnosis We Treat:

  • Post-surgical edema
  • Lymphedema/Lipodema
  • Vascular disorder edema:
    • Arterial insufficiency
    • Venous insufficiency
  • Neuropathy induced edema

Addresses Edema Complications

  • Loss of function/range of motion
  • Weakness/fatigue
  • Balance deficits
  • Musculoskeletal asymmetries/postural education
  • Gait dysfunctions

Prevention Education

  • Reduce risk of cellulitis/infection
  • Reduce loss of mobility and function

Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT)

  • Manual treatment for pain reduction, motion restrictions and edema: Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), scar/joint mobilization, neuromuscular re-education techniques
  • Bandaging and compression garments
  • Kinesio taping
  • State-of-the-art Physiotouch and cold laser
  • Multi-chambered sequential vasopneumatic pump
  • Individual exercise programs
  • Education on self-massage and bandaging techniques

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