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Lymphedema Treatment Program

lymphoCHN Rehabilitation offers treatment options for those individuals who have been diagnosed with Lymphedema. Lymphedema is the swelling of a body part, most often in the arm or leg, resulting from accumulation of fluid when the lymph system is not functioning properly. Lymphedema can occur due to damage of the lymph vessels or nodes following surgery or treatments of various cancers, as well as post injury or other surgical procedures. It may also occur due to a congenital disorder. CHN Rehabilitation Therapists are specially trained in Lymphedema treatment options to allow individuals to successfully manage their Lymphedema for improvements in the quality of life.

Lymphedema Treatment programs may include:

  • Comprehensive evaluation and individually designed treatment program tailored to your specific needs.
  • Decongestive exercises to increase lymph drainage and a personalized exercise program to assist in improving range of motion, strength, and ability to perform every day activities. Could also include aquatic therapy.
  • Manual lymphatic drainage, which is a light massage to stimulate the lymph system and decrease the swelling.
  • Medical compression bandages to improve lymph flow and decrease the swelling.
  • Sequential pumping may be used as an adjunet to the massage and exercise to assist in lymph drainage.
  • Education regarding skin care, precautions, and self massage and exercise program to assist with management of the condition.

Lymphedema Services are offered at the Berlin Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation site.  A physician referral is required for an evaluation and treatment plan.

If you have questions regarding Physical Therapy Services, please contact CHN Rehabilitation at 920-361-5534 (1-800-236-1283 Toll-Free, extension 5534) or see our Contact Information.

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