Lymphedema

Lymphedema

What is lymphedema?

Lymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of lymphatic fluid in areas of the arms, legs, hands, or feet. It can be caused by insufficient drainage of the lymphatic system, which filters bacteria and viruses from the body. While there is no cure for lymphedema treatment can help by reducing swelling and controlling the pain.

Who needs Lymphedema therapy?

Patients may benefit from lymphedema treatment if you are experiencing swelling resulting from:

  • Cancer treatment
  • Pregnancy
  • Chronic venous problems
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Obesity
  • Genetic conditions

How is Lymphedema treated?

At AxisPro Physical Therapy, we provide quality, compassionate lymphedema care to decrease pain and swelling and improve quality of life through the following treatments.

Manual lymphatic drainage: Using the “Vodder” method of lymphatic message helps fluid flow.

Bandages and compression garments: Short stretch bandages and supportive garments maximize decongestion.
Decongestive exercise: Focused on movements to enhance lymphatic elimination.

Skin Care: Quality skin care promotes skin integrity and helps to prevent infection.

Our certified lymphatic therapist received extensive education and specialize in decongestive therapy and lymphatic enhancement treatments. They have years of experience treating all age groups.

Contact us today at Melbourne, Fl clinic so we can help you with lymphedema treatments!

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