Lymphedema

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.

What is Lymphedema?

When the lymphatic vessels are unable to circulate fluids, swelling and fluid buildup occur, which is called lymphedema. This most commonly occurs when lymph nodes are damaged or removed as part of cancer treatment. This is when lymphedema treatment may be required. Although there is no cure for Lymphedema, the condition can be managed to reduce discomfort. 

What kinds of Lymphedema diagnoses can lymphedema therapy 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.

What is Lymphedema Treatment?

Your Certified Lymphedema Therapist may utilize various techniques including manual lymph drainage and therapeutic exercises. Additionally, he may recommend the use of compression garments along with other applicable  lymphedema treatments.

Free Balance Screens

We offer complimentary balance screens at all Lake Centre for Rehab locations. If you’ve been dealing with strength, response and alignment issues, visit us today.

Our Lymphedema Therpay Location

Lymphedema Therapy is only available in our Spanish Plaines Clinic location.

It all starts with an appointment.

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Here’s what some of our patients had to say

When I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, I knew very little about it. I had read about and seen people who could not control the shaking in their hands and or legs. I did not expect the loss of my speaking skills. The loss has negatively affected my life more than any other condition I…

five stars Timothy

My assessment, treatment and customer service experience has been stellar! How observant, thorough and professional Aneesh, DPT was with me… wow. Tara, the PTA did a good job also and the atmosphere was so comfortable. At first I didn’t think I would like being in a large room exercising with others watching. It didn’t take…

five stars Annetta

Thank you again for your support and professional assistance. Beyond improvement in my voice quality, I also have a much-improved view of myself and my ability to communicate which may actually be worth more than the vocal adjustments.

five stars Lowell

“To Jennifer Gelb, My breathing’s good, I talk out loud, Of this, you can be proud. For you’re the one who got ‘er done, And made it so much fun. Jennifer, thanks for your encouragement, patience, and great smile!”

five stars Linda W. Lake Centre for Rehab Patient

Without the help of each of my physical therapists I would not have achieved the goals I wanted to reach. Each one had a different method or tidbit of information that contributed to the success of my physical therapy.

five stars Josephine Lake Centre for Rehab Patient

Thank you for your patience, encouragement, dedication, and kindness shown to me during my rehab. Three months ago I came into Lake Centre for Rehab in a wheelchair unable to walk and today I walked in! My husband and I are forever grateful!

five stars Jo Lake Centre for Rehab Patient

I have met many athletic trainers and physical therapist professionals in my 40 year athletic career however I have never met anyone with such a knowledgeable experience level, compassion, and interest to help others as Brett.

five stars Sal Lake Centre for Rehab Patient

I was a patient at Lake Centre for Rehab prior to my left total knee replacement and following the surgery as well. The care and therapy that I was given at Highland Lakes was outstanding!

five stars Margaret Lake Centre for Rehab Patient

When I began, I had all the typical Parkinson’s symptoms. My voice was weak, I walked with a shuffle, I sat hunched over, and had trouble getting out of a chair.  After four times a week and four weeks of hard work, those symptoms have been left in the dust.

five stars Pamela Lake Centre for Rehab Patient

After just 4 visits…I feel like a brand new person. Before, I could barely walk for 15 minutes without my back screaming in pain. Now I’m zooming through therapy and going on walks at home.

five stars Christy F. Lake Centre for Rehab Patient

Do you think your lymphatic system is compromised?

Schedule an appointment or call us at (352) 728-6636.

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