Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
Improving the overall quality of life for people with lymphedema.
The lymphedema program provides a comprehensive approach to caring for patients with both primary and secondary lymphedema, chronic venous insufficiency and postoperative trauma or swelling caused by injury, infection, insect bites and radiation. The program also treats individuals diagnosed with fibromyalgia, arthritis and reflex sympathetic dystrophy.
Our certified lymphedema therapists work closely with patients - teaching them the skills necessary to manage their conditions independently and help them get back to the activities they enjoy with the greatest degree of health possible.
Lymphedema program goals.
- Decrease fibrotic tissue hardening
- Decrease lymphedema (fluid buildup)
- Increase function and comfort
- Promote wound closure
- Provide patient education
Lymphedema program services.
- Community resources
- Complete decongestive therapy
- Home program
-Active range of motion (ROM) and stretching
-Self-manual lymph drainage
- Manual lymph drainage
- Patient and family education
- Precautions and skin care
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