Tidewater Physical Therapy offers a comprehensive approach to Lymphedema. Our innovative treatment is derived from evidence-based research and extensive clinical training, that together provide our patients with measurable relief from the symptoms of Lymphedema. We offer specialized Lymphedema treatment in our Harrington, Delaware and Centreville, Maryland locations. Certified Lymphedema Therapists, Matt Greene, PT, CLT and Josh Bigelow, DPT, CLT, MBA will evaluate and assess Lymphedema stages, educate patients about precautionary measures they can take, implement comprehensive treatment plans and provide self-management instructions. Radiation, lymph node removal, scarring from infection or chronic circulatory dysfunction are some of the things that can cause an insufficient lymph fluid flow, resulting in progressive edema in the body. Lymphedema treatment can improve circulation in specific body parts and relieve the symptoms associated with edema.
What type of treatment does the Lymphedema program at Tidewater Physical Therapy provide?
The Lymphedema program at Tidewater Physical Therapy is tailored to an individual’s specific diagnoses and needs. The treatment program may include evaluation, manual lymph drainage, multi-layer compression bandaging, sequential pumping, comprehensive fitness exercises, maintenance supplies and scheduled follow-up treatment to assess needs as conditions change.
Who is a good candidate for the Lymphedema program?
Individuals with evidence of edema (swelling) in any area of the body are candidates for Lymphedema treatment. Awareness of swelling, tenderness, stiffness or heaviness may be the result of accumulating lymph fluid. With early identification, intervention, proper treatment and management, Lymphedema can be controlled, allowing an individual to lead a normal life.