Lymphedema Management Cortez, CO

Lymphedema Management

Lymphedema is the swelling of an arm or leg but it can also occur in the abdomen, trunk, and face. It is caused by disruption or blockage of the lymphatic system due to cancer, surgery, radiation and in some instances it is genetic. We have an Occupational Therapist on staff who specializes in the treatment of lymphedema.

Our comprehensive Lymphedema treatments include:

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) – a gentle, hands-on massage of both the affected body part and adjacent selected areas. MLD can move lymph fluid from the swollen region into parts of the lymphatic system that are still functioning. From there, the fluid is transported throughout the circulatory system.
  • Compression Bandaging —After MLD, the treated area is wrapped with layers of compression bandages. Bandages help prevent the re-accumulation of lymphatic fluid.
  • Therapeutic Exercise — Medically supervised exercise programs are designed to strengthen muscles and improve the circulation and function of the lymph system.
  • Personalized Education in Self-Care — Our Lymphedema therapy specialists will teach you how to maintain your treatment progress through at-home techniques, including self-bandaging, self-massage, exercise, skin and nail care.

Contact Us Today at Cortez, CO Center to find out how our specialized Lymphedema therapy program will help reduce your swelling and improve your daily life. Your pain-free movement starts here!