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Lymphatic therapy

Lymphatic therapy relieves swelling and pain caused by lymphedema.

Lymphatic therapy

WHAT IS lymphatic therapy?

Lymphedema is an abnormal collection of fluid (edema) just below the skin. It most often occurs in the arm or leg, but can occur in the abdomen, face, or chest as well. It is caused by disruption or blockage of the lymphatic system due to cancer, surgery, radiation, infection, or genetics.


People affected with lymphedema often have difficulty with everyday tasks due to the size of their limb, which can reduce their independence and quality of life.


  • Heaviness and tightness

  • Aching

  • Infections

  • Limited mobility


  • Alleviates swelling and fluid retention in tissues

  • Improved circulation

  • Assists in the removal of toxins and waste from the body

  • Post-surgical recovery

  • Enhanced immune function


  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) - MLD works by moving the lymph fluid from the swollen, blocked region of the lymphatic system into the parts that are still functioning so fluid is transported throughout the circulatory system.

  • Therapeutic exercise - Programs are designed to strengthen muscles and improve the function of the lymphatic system.

  • Wrapping - Bandaging an entire limb to encourage the lymph fluid to flow evenly throughout the lymphatic system.

  • Pneumatic compression - A sleeve connected to a pump that is worn on the affected region to help prevent the re-accumulation of lymphatic fluid.

  • Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) - This treatment is used for the most severe cases. It combines multiple therapy treatments with lifestyle changes in order to provide healing and prevent further damage to the lymphatic system.


Pre and post-surgical pain relief



When To Arrive

On average, a patient’s first visit lasts about one hour. We ask that patients arrive 15 minutes early to sign-in and complete paperwork.


What To Bring

On your first visit, you’ll need to bring your physician referral or prescription (if needed), your insurance card, your primary registration forms, your ID or driver’s license and your co-payment (as applicable).


Your First Visit

Our office managers will help you through completing the registration and insurance process, then you will begin your evaluation with a therapist. It is helpful to know your key past medical history, previous treatments, current medications, and any symptoms you may be experiencing. Your movement, strength, coordination, and other factors will be evaluated before our therapist discusses with you their recommendation and prepares a personalized treatment plan.


Treatment Plan

Evaluation findings will be shared with your referring physician or preferred medical expert, and the office managers will help you plan your series of visits based on the quantity and frequency determined by your therapist. Your subsequent visits will focus on treatment that is based on your diagnosis and individualized goals.

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