Who is Affected
Lymphedema affects both men
and women and can occur anywhere in the body.
What are the Potential Effects
of Untreated Lymphedema?
- Pain and discomfort
- Limited range of motion
- Interference with participation
in daily activities
- Dramatic alteration
of physical appearance
- Chronic infections
body image and self esteem
Lymphedema Therapy Plans
Our certified lymphedema specialist
conducts a comprehensive evaluation and works with
you to establish an individualized plan of care
based on your goals and needs.
Following Your Comprehensive Evaluation, Your Program
drainage massage – a gentle, sequential, rhythmic massage that
promotes improved lymphatic circulation.
Compression bandaging to promote edema reduction during the active
phase of treatment.
Therapeutic exercises specifically designed to improve lymphatic circulation
and reduce edema.
Skin care to help restore
skin integrity and reduce risk of infection;
a common side-effect of lymphedema.
Extensive education and
resources to help you effectively manage the
fitting to help maintain the edema-reduction achieved
through the therapy program.
Or other treatments based
on your individual evaluation.
For more information contact us at 373-6175.
The lymphatic system can
be compromised in several ways, including:
is a condition of chronic swelling often
resulting after damage to the lymphatic
system. The lymphatic system helps to maintain your body’s
normal fluid balance. When the lymphatic system is compromised,
it can no longer function properly, resulting in lymphedema.
- Lymph node removal
and/or radiation for the treatment of cancer,
including head and neck, breast, prostate,
and gynecological cancers
- Tissue scarring
following extensive trauma or surgery to
the arms, legs or abdominal areas
- Presence of a genetic
form of lymphedema known as primary lymphedema