Lymphedema is a permanent condition of chronic swelling, usually of an arm or a leg. The swelling is cause by an accumulation of fluid in the tissues of the affected part of the body. Lymphedema therapy is used to manage and treat the symptoms of lymphedema and includes 5 areas of care:
- Manual lymphatic drainage
- Compression bandaging
- Skin and nail care
- Remedial exercises
Massage therapy has long been a standard part of the treatment philosophy at PTSC. The use of massage as a modality often enhances the benefits of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and sports medicine. Many patients at PTSC receive massage therapy sessions as a part of their total care.