Lymphedema is a condition that most commonly causes swelling in the arms or legs, but it is also possible for it to occur in the abdomen, chest, or face. It is caused by disruption or blockage of the lymphatic system due to cancer, surgery, radiation, infection, and in some instances, genetics.
At Choice Therapy, we have certified northern Minnesota physical therapists and occupational therapists on staff who specialize in the treatment of lymphedema. If you are suffering from this condition and you are searching for safe and effective treatment methods, contact our office today to schedule an appointment-free screening.
How do we treat lymphedema?
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
This is a special type of manual therapy, used specifically for patients with lymphedema. Through MLD treatments, your therapist will provide a gentle, hands-on massage of both the affected body part and adjacent areas. MLD works by moving the lymph fluid from the swollen, blocked region of the lymphatic system into the parts that are still functioning. By doing this, the fluid is able to be transported throughout the circulatory system. Additional massage treatments may be used in conjunction with MLD as your therapist deems fit.
Schedule your appointment today
Lymphedema can be painful and debilitating, but Choice Therapy is here to help. Your treatment plan will be determined upon thorough physical evaluation, analysis of medical history, and discussion of symptoms, in order to determine which therapies will work best for you. Lymphatic therapy in Minnesota is limited, and our practice is equipped with the best methods and technologies for treating your condition.
If you have been diagnosed with lymphedema, contact Choice Therapy today to find out how our specialized lymphatic therapy program will help reduce your symptoms and improve your daily life. Don’t live in discomfort – find relief with us!
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