Lymphedema is a chronic condition characterized by fluid retention and tissue swelling. It can be caused by a congenital abnormality or as a result of cancer treatment and surgery.
At Atlantic Rehabilitation at Newton Medical Center, our certified therapists provide lymphedema rehabilitation services designed to reduce inflammation, enhance flexibility and strength, and improve skin texture and wound healing.
Lymphedema management may include:
- Manual lymphatic drainage
- Multi-layer bandaging
- Therapeutic exercises
- Compression garments
- Patient education on self-care management