Your lymphatic system plays a large role in your immune function and circulation. If your lymphatic system is compromised, the body will have to work much harder to circulate fluid. When the lymphatic vessels are unable to circulate fluids, swelling and fluid build up occur. This is when a Lymphatic Therapist may be required.
Lake Centre for Rehab provides lymphedema therapy by certified lymphedema therapists who have completed training courses specific for Lymphedema, completing over 135 hours of coursework in Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT).
What kinds of Lymphedema diagnoses can a certified therapist treat?
Primary Lymphedema happens on its own, not caused by another condition or injury.
Secondary Lymphedema often occurs in people who’ve had a surgery during which their lymph nodes were damaged or removed.
Although there is no cure for Lymphedema, the condition can be managed to reduce discomfort.
Your therapist may utilize various techniques of CDT, including manual lymph drainage and therapeutic exercises. Additionally, he may recommend the use of compression garments along with other applicable therapies.
Lymphedema Therapy is available in our Spanish Plaines Clinic only