Swelling results from excess accumulation of fluid in body tissues from inadequate function of the blood system (edema) or the lymphatic system (lymphedema).
Lymphedema Problems and Lymphatic function can be interrupted by:
Surgery that requires removal of lymph nodes.
Scar tissue and damage to lymph nodes and vessels by chemotherapy, radiation therapy, infections such as cellulites, or severe traumatic injury.
Lymphedema can develop immediately, months, or even years after surgery or injury. Left untreated, the involved limb slowly grows larger and provides an environment for infection.
Treatment with Complex Decongestive Therapy (CDT) gives the best results and includes: Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Bandaging and/or Compression Garmets, Remedial Exercises, and Proper Skin Care & Diet.
Our therapists are LANA certified lymphedema therapist and provides training throughout your treatment program to enable you to become independent with managing your swelling. When you have accomplished your goals, we provide follow-up visits to ensure your home program remains effective.