Lymphedema Garment Fitting

Do You Have Lymphedema? We Can Help!

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 Rehab Dynamics, we have certified lymphedema physical therapists on staff who specialize in the treatment of primary and secondary lymphedema. 

If you are suffering from this condition and are searching for safe and effective treatment methods, contact our office today to schedule an appointment. 

Lymphedema garment fitting

You may be wondering, “how will physical therapy help with my lymphedema?” According to ChoosePT,

Your physical therapist will serve as an important member of your health care team and will work closely with you to design a treatment program to help control the swelling and meet your goals for returning to your activities.”

There are a variety of treatments for lymphedema that may be used depending on the severity of the condition. 

At Rehab Dynamics, we take lymphedema garment fitting very seriously, with our wrapping and compression techniques:

Wrapping

Your physical therapist may suggest bandaging the entire limb, in order to encourage the lymph fluid to flow evenly throughout the lymphatic system. 

With wrapping, the bandage typically is at its tightest around your fingers or toes and loosens up as it moves up your arm or leg.

Compression

Compression is similar to wrapping, in that it helps to prevent the re-accumulation of lymphatic fluid. 

However, it has some slight differences. Pneumatic compression is a special sleeve that is worn on the affected region that is connected to a pump. 

This pump will periodically inflate, putting pressure on the limb, and allowing the lymph fluid to circulate away from the affected area. 

Compression garments, such as long sleeves or stockings, can also be worn when exercising the affected limb to encourage additional flow of the lymph fluid during physical activity. 

Your physical therapist may suggest a custom-made compression garment, which he or she will assist in fitting.

Get started today

Lymphedema can be painful and debilitating, but Rehab Dynamics is here to help. Your lymphedema garment fitting and any additional treatments will be determined upon a thorough physical evaluation, analysis of medical history, and discussion of symptoms, in order to determine what will work best for you.

If you have been diagnosed with lymphedema, contact Rehab Dynamics today to find out how our specialized lymphedema garment fitting and  therapy program will help reduce your symptoms and improve your daily life. 

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