Lymphedema

What is Lymphedema?

Lymphedema is a swelling of a body part, most often in the arms and legs. It can also occur in the face, neck or body.

Vicky Lacksonen, OTR/L, CLT is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist who works to help you treat your current condition and teach you how to manage condition/symptoms after therapy.

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)

A gentle massage is used to stimulate your weakened lymphatic system. This improves the activity of intact lymph vessels by mild mechanical stretches on the wall of the vessels and re-directs the flow of lymph fluid from pooling in the legs.           

Exercise Programs

A personalized exercise program is developed to stimulate lymphatic fluid movement and maximize normal joint mobility.           

Compression Therapy

Short stretch bandages are used to decrease fluid volume. Compression garments are then recommended by the occupational therapist for long term management of swelling.           

Skin and Nail Care Education

The occupational therapist provides an education program that teaches ways to care for your skin and nails to prevent infection or problems associated with lymphedema.

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