Lymphedema

Decongestive Therapy for Lymphedema

Our team specializes in facilitating lifelong movement through a whole body and integrated approach

What is Lymphedema?

Lymphedema occurs when there is damage to lymph nodes through trauma, surgery or scarring from procedures, such as radiation. The lymphatic system has 600-800 lymph nodes and many pathways throughout the body, but no central pump, like the heart is for the vascular system. Therefore, it is very inefficient when there is an excess of fluid in one area.

How is it Treated?

Complete Decongestive Therapy consists of four different components, including manual lymphatic drainage massage, compression bandaging, exercise and skin care. A Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) is trained in a variety of massage techniques to move congested fluid in one area along the many pathways of the lymphatic system and dump the fluid where it can be processed by the kidneys.

Benefits of Lymphedema Therapy

Stages of Lymphedema

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Frequently Asked Questions

No. We accept multiple different payment options. 

No.  Physical/Occupational Therapists in the state of Ohio have Direct Access which allows the evaluation and treatment of patients without a doctor’s prescription.  

No.  Medical history, patient complaints and reports, and comprehensive clinical examination help to determine a customized treatment plan.  

Not all physical therapists are the same and have different approaches to care.  Each patient’s past experience is different for a variety of reasons.  

For most conditions, PT should not be painful.  However, there are certain physical impairments that require some uncomfortable interventions to achieve optimal results.  

Frequency of visits depends upon what is determined to be necessary after the Initial Evaluation.  A treatment plan is established after the first visit that is customized to each patient and their needs.

  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Account cards accepted.  In network for Medicare Part B and Supplemental Plans, Humana, Devoted Health Plans, Medical Mutual, some UHC commercial and Medicare plans.  All other insurances are out of network.