Treatments

Protective skin care is essential as skin is vulnerable to inflammation and infection.
Regular remedial exercise promotes lymph drainage. Performed ideally a few times daily. Your therapist can design a program especially for you. Perform as you can but only as long as you feel no pain. Exercises are ideally done with compression in place.
MLD is performed by a therapist specializing in this. Not to be confused with a conventional massage. The purpose of MLD is to stimulate the pulsation of the lymph vessel walls, accelerating drainage of the lymph in the vessels that are still functioning. Allowing more of the accumulated fluid to be carried away by the lymph capillaries, reducing edema.
The process of MLD can be greatly enhanced by suitable compression therapy. This therapy has a positive influence on the pressure conditions in the tissue. As flow direction is always from an area of higher pressure to an area if lower pressure. Depending on severity of edema, different degrees of pressure are used for compression therapy.

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Phases of CDT

The typical treatment for lymphedema is a combination of complex therapies known as Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT).


Phase 1 | Edema Resolution

Achieve best result in terms of reducing swelling. In Phase 1 of treatment is a series of multi-layer, low stretch bandages are used as they can be continually adjusted as swelling improves. The low-stretch wraps provide a natural resistance to the pressure exerted on the tissue during movement of the muscles. Promoting flow of lymph fluid, reducing swelling


Phase 2 | Maintenance

In Phase 2 of treatment, when you are maintaining and improving results, compression garments are used. Compression garments come in a variety of differing degrees of compression pressures and different styles. Garments can also be custom made as needed. Because of this variety they can be selected to suit the individual requirements perfectly.


Lymphedema Garments

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