Lymphedema as a result of tumor, trauma, chronic venous insufficiency and treatment for medical conditions, most notably for breast cancer and other malignancies can lead to fibrosis or hardening of the dermal tissue, chronic inflammatory reactions and poor healing. Regardless of the cause, highly specialized physical therapy techniques can help significantly.
Problems associated with Lymphedema that can be addressed with physical therapy include:
- Increased limb size, girth and weight
- Decreased scar mobility
- Altered sensation
- Loss of Motion
- Reduced strength
- Reduced skin integrity and wounds
- Limited energy and endurance
- Impaired coordination
- Poor balance and heightened risk of falling
- Problems walking
- Reduced independence
- Lack of knowledge about lymphedema, treatment and prevention strategies
Using a combination of specialized exercises, bandaging and hands-on treatments our Lymphedema specialists help restore motion, reduce pain and improve the quality of life of our Lymphedema patients. We provide private, compassionate, comfortable and highly personalized service for our patients and are an important part of the recovery team. Please contact us to learn more about our Lymphedema services.