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OVERVIEW

Lymphedema

Lymphedema refers to persistent swelling of the arm and leg.

This can occur following mastectomy. It could also happen after infection or scar formation, which may block the lymphatic fluid flow.

Lymphedema can occur weeks, months, or even years after an injury, trauma, or surgery.

There are many treatment options available for postural and therapeutic exercises, massage, compression bandaging, and compression garments.

GOALS

Possible Treatment Goals

  • Improve Function
  • Decrease Postoperative Complications
  • Improve Range of Motion
  • Improve Relaxation
  • Self-care of Symptoms
  • Improve Tolerance for Prolonged Activities
  • Improve Wound Healing
RESOURCES

PHYSICAL THERAPY
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SPORTS REHAB
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ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICAL THERAPY
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PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY
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HOME CARE PHYSICAL THERAPY

MANUAL THERAPY
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CLASS IV LASER THERAPY
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IASTM
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NEUBIE E-STIM
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SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

PRE / POST SURGICAL REHAB
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SHOULDER PAIN
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BACK PAIN & SCIATICA
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ELBOW, WRIST, & HAND PAIN
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HIP & KNEE PAIN
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FOOT & ANKLE PAIN
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CHRONIC PAIN

TMJ/TMD
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NEUROLOGICAL / STROKE
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VERTIGO
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BALANCE AND GAIT
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MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT
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WORK INJURY