Lymphedema refers to excessive swelling of one or more extremities following damage to the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is a complicated system in the body that helps to carry fluid, bacteria and harmful substance through a series of lymph nodes that “clean” the fluid.
When lymph nodes are damaged or surgically removed, the system can malfunction and lead to excessive and sometimes uncontrollable swelling in the body. This can often happen as a result of cancer and the treatment associated with it. Lymphedema can be a debilitating disease that has a significant impact on the ability to perform everyday tasks.
How can ProMedica Total Rehab help you?
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms discussed, then lymphedema therapy may be beneficial to you. ProMedica Total Rehab employs licensed and certified therapists that specialize in the treatment of this condition. Therapy will include:
- Education on self-care
- Techniques for reducing and controlling swelling,
- Techniques that will help to improve day to day function.
Which ProMedica locations offer lymphedema therapy?
At ProMedica Total Rehab, our experts are committed to helping you regain the skills and strength you need to get back to doing what you love. We provide lymphedema therapy in a number of our convenient locations throughout northwest Ohio and southwest Michigan.
- Please consult with your physician to determine if lymphedema therapy is right for you.
- A physician referral is required to begin rehab services.
Get the care you need where you need it. Our outpatient rehabilitation services are conveniently offered at locations right in your neighborhood. Call 877-4ALL-REHAB (877-425-5734) for information about locations and services.
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