Lymphedema can result from removal of lymph nodes, radiation therapy, trauma, chronic venous insufficiency or congenital conditions. While a cure is not known, a physical therapist can help manage the discomfort and swelling with compression treatments and manual lymph drainage (massage). Your physical therapist will teach you exercises that can stimulate lymphatic flow from the affected extremity and reduce your swelling.
Lymphedema Treatment Team
Elizabeth Bludgen, MPT, CLT-LANACancer Rehabilitation General Physical Therapy Lymphedema Treatment Neurologic Therapy Physical & Occupational Therapy
Erin Brianne Callahan, PT, DPT, PRPC, CLT-LANACancer Rehabilitation Lymphedema Treatment Men's Health Pelvic Health Physical & Occupational Therapy
Vaishali Dev, PTGeneral Physical Therapy Lymphedema Treatment Physical & Occupational Therapy
Carie Pace, PT, CLTCancer Rehabilitation General Physical Therapy Lymphedema Treatment Pelvic Health Physical & Occupational Therapy
Christine Penway, PT, DPT, OCS, CLTGeneral Physical Therapy Lymphedema Treatment Physical & Occupational Therapy