The Lymphedema Management Program at Peak Physical Therapy is designed to help those diagnosed with lymphedema.
Lymphedema is a condition characterized by swelling specifically caused by a dysfunction of our lymphatic system. Most commonly, this occurs in the extremities and is caused by conditions such as post-surgical mastectomy, lumpectomy, or biopsy, post-surgical hysterectomy, infection, and other genetic causes.
At Peak Physical Therapy, our lymphedema management program focuses on reducing swelling and improving your mobility. Treatment is performed by a certified lymphedema therapist, who underwent extensive training in this area.
Treatment, known as complete decongestive therapy (CDT), includes the following:
- manual lymph drainage (MLD) which is a gentle form of massage designed to assist with drainage of lymphatic fluid
-compression wrapping with specialized bandages to further reduce swelling
-exercise to improve fitness without aggravation to the affected area
-education in self-care practices to best manage this condition long term
-education on proper compression garments/pumps for long term management
Please contact us to schedule an appointment or, if you need to ask any questions.
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