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Lymphedema rehabilitation focuses on teaching patients how to effectively manage lymphedema or secondary lymphedema on an independent basis through intensive one-on-one training. Individual sessions can last 60 to 120 minutes per day, depending on the severity of the condition. Licensed physical therapists are certificated in Complete Decongestion Therapy (CDT), a clinically proven therapy for lymphedema. Therapeutic treatments are individually tailored to the unique needs of the patient.

Therapeutic Treatments May Include

  • Slow, light, directional stretching of the skin known as manual lymph drainage.
  • Low-stretch compression bandaging that prevents re-accumulation of lymphatic fluid and compression garments.
  • Exercises.
  • Skin care.
  • Patient education.