Lymphedema is a condition of fluid stagnation and tissue swelling that
can present in the limbs, trunk or head and neck. This condition occurs
when there has been direct damage to the lymphatic system or an
obstruction of normal lymphatic flow. Patients at risk of developing
lymphedema often include those undergoing cancer surgery with lymph node
removal or radiation treatments.
Lymphedema Treatment: Our Approach
The best results are achieved with early and continued treatment. Even
in cases of chronic lymphedema, an active management program can reduce
swelling an improve symptoms. Our creative therapies include:
manual lymphatic drainage or massage
multi layer compression bandaging
At Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital and our outpatient therapy sites, our
specially certified therapists treat patients of any age who are seeking
treatment for lymphedema.
Long-term treatment for lymphedema varies depending on the severity and
complexity of an individual’s condition. Most cases can be treated with
a regimented, daily routine, occasionally with the supplement of other
therapeutic interventions. Our lymphedema treatment is available at several
locations throughout Philadelphia’s western suburbs.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.