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Lymphedema Treatments

For patients experiencing swelling in a portion of the body, usually the arm or leg. Patients may be assessed in the following areas:
  • Range of motion
  • Girth measurements
  • Skin condition/stages
  • Sensation
  • Pain
  • Functional capabilities
Therapy interventions may include:
  • Patient education of the anatomy of the lymphatic system
  • Manual node clearing
  • Manual lymph drainage techniques
  • Compressive bandaging
  • Exercise program
  • Education in skin care
  • Compressive pumps
  • Compressive garmet fitting