Lymphedema Treatment

The lymphatic system is an essential part of your body`s immune and circulatory systems. When a blockage happens in your lymphatic system, swelling of your arms or legs may occur. Improper drainage results in a buildup of the lymph fluid (Lymphedema) in your arms or legs, which can generate adverse health risks.

Most commonly, lymphedema is caused by the removal of or damage to the lymph nodes as a part of cancer treatment. It is a potential side effect of breast, cervix or skin cancer surgery and radiation therapy, and may sometimes appear in some people during the months or even years after the cancer treatment ends.

Scientific evidence proves that physical and occupational therapy can dramatically decrease the symptoms of lymphedema so you can return to enjoying your everyday activities.

Our highly-skilled clinicians provide tailored treatment plans which focus on quality of life enhancement. This can be achieved through advanced therapeutic programs aimed at improving your overall comfort and reduce swelling and pain. Our team members are expert in Complete Decongestive Therapy for Lymphedema which includes:

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD): a light skin stretching technique that stimulates the lymphatic flow.
  • Compression: layered bandaging with foam or specially fitted garments that support the swollen area to control swelling.
  • Exercises: special maneuvers to help pumping lymph out of the swollen and increase muscle strength.
  • Skin Care: keeping the skin clean and moisturized will help to prevent infections that often can occur with lymphedema.
  • Modalities: including ultrasound, electrical stimulation.
  • Self-Care Management and Training: education in proper skin care and protection of the affected area at home.

Why choose us?

Our lymphedema team of certified therapists provide state of the art care for lymphedema (whether cancer-related or not) anywhere in your body.  This includes head and neck, trunk, breast, and upper and lower extremities.

The lymphedema management program at corebasics offers state of the art, personalized care for lymphedema using research-based treatments. Our certified lymphedema therapists have the advanced training needed to treat lymphedema occurring anywhere in your body.

Call us today to find out how our experienced Lymphedema Management staff can help reduce your swelling and enhance your ability to resume daily life activities at will. Un-restricted limb movements start at Corebasics!

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