lymphedema

The goal of Lymphedema Therapy is to restore function, reduce physical suffering, and prevent the development of infection.
With our lymphedema certified therapist, the goal of lymphedema therapy is to restore function, reduce physical suffering, and prevent the development of infection. While there is no cure for lymphedema, treatment focuses on reducing swelling and controlling the pain.

Lymphedema treatment includes:
  • Exercises: this helps to encourage the lymph fluid to drain. Exercises aren't strenuous. They focus on gentle contraction of the muscles.
  • Wrapping: Bandaging the entire limb encourages lymph fluid to flow back toward the trunk of your body.
  • Massage: A special technique called "Manual Lymph Drainage" may encourage the flow of lymph fluid out of your limb.
  • Pneumatic Compression: A sleeve is worn over the affected area and connects to a pump that intermittently inflates, putting pressure on your limb and moving lymph fluid away from your fingers and toes.
  • Compression Garments: Long sleeve stockings or sleeves made to compress the arm or leg and encourage the flow of lymph fluid out of the affected limb. You are fitted for this garment by the lymphedema certified therapist.
  • Complete Decongestive Therapy: This combines therapy with lifestyle change. This is not recommended for people with high blood pressure, diabetes, paralysis, heart failure, blood clots, or acute infections.