Who Can Benefit from Lymphedema Therapy?
We are excited to announce Lymphedema Therapy is now available. Lymphedema occurs when the lymphatic system is damaged, including the removal of the lymph nodes. This causes fluid to build up in the affected area and can result in swelling. Treatment is necessary to prevent additional inflammation of the area and reduce the risk of infection.
Lymphedema Therapy can treat several conditions, such as:
- Cancer related lymphedema
- Post-surgical lymphedema
- Venous edema
- Cardiac edema
- Primary lymphedema
- Post-partum edema
- Pre-partum edema
How Does Lymphedema Therapy Treatment Work?
A CLT certified therapist will perform a thorough evaluation including medical history, discussion of current condition, and an assessment of ROM, strength, sensation, circumferential measurements, and current compression garments. Your therapist will then design a comprehensive, individualized treatment program based on the findings of the evaluation and your personal goals.
All treatment is administered in a safe and supportive environment.
Programs may include:
- Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD)
- Compression bandaging
- Lymphedema-safe exercise program
- Patient education
- Compression garment fitting
What Does Lymphedema Therapy Cost at Spear?
All Spear Lymphedema Therapy services are billed through insurance.