Lymphedema is swelling caused by excess lymphatic fluid collecting in the body’s soft tissues, often in the arms or legs.

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Symptoms of Lymphedema

  • Swelling in limb or body parts
  • Feelings of fullness, heaviness, achiness or tightness
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Repeated infections (cellulitis, fungal)
  • Skin thickening or hardening
  • Weeping of fluid
  • Size difference between limbs
  • Difficulty fitting into clothing, shoes or jewelry

Treating Lymphedema

The most effective approach to treat lymphedema is CDT, led by a CLT. CDT is a combination of manual lymph drainage, compression of the affected areas, remedial exercises and skin and nail care. CDT is divided into a two-phase program that initially involves an intensive treatment phase and is followed by a maintenance program continued by the patient at home.

Who treats lymphedema?

A Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) is specifically trained to treat lymphedema. Each obtains their certification through accredited schools of lymphatic therapy, which provide training in treating pathologies related to the lymphatic system. Taught by the finest and most experienced faculty in the field, our occupational therapists have received thorough and rigorous training in the Vodder and Foldi Method of CDT, the “Gold Standard” for treating lymphedema by the International Society of Lymphology (ISL). They are also certified in breast cancer rehab through Klose Training and are experts in the essential knowledge of outpatient therapeutic approaches in breast cancer care.

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