Our Program Includes
There are two kinds of Lymphedema
- Primary Lymphedema is usually caused by lymph vessel malformations present from birth. The most obvious sign of deceased lymphatic function is a swelling lymphedema. However this does not necessary appear immediately.
- Secondary Lymphedema frequently occurs as the result of Surgical Removal of Lymph Nodes, Radiation Therapy, Surgery, Venus insufficiency, Legs Ulcer, Burns.
Suncare Physical Therapy Inc. offers a Lymphedema Treatment Program. Our holistic approach focuses not only on reducing pain and swelling but also on restoring function.
The Components of Complex Decongestive Therapy
- Skin Care
Regular protective skin care is important since skin affected by lymphedema tends to develop infections and inflammations.
- Manual Lymph Drainage
It should not be confused with conventional massage. The purpose of MLD is to stimulate the pulsation of the lymph vessel walls , which accelerates drainage of the lymph in the lymph vessels that are still functioning.
- Compression Bandaging
This special wrapping tech with low-stretch bandages provides a natural resistance of the pressure exerted on the tissue during movements of the muscles. This promotes the return flow of lymph and brings about a reduction in the swelling.
- Therapeutic Exercises
Exercises allow the compression to facilitate further reduction.
- Patient Education
It is important in order to maintain reduce swelling.
Patients are taught:
- Meticulous skin care.
- Self bandaging.
- Techniques to avoid exacerbating the condition.
- Compression Garment
A garment is ordered once the reduction of the limp has been achieved. the garment does not promote reduction, but is designed to maintain the effects achieved through the treatment process.