Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is a branch of rehabilitative helth that uses specially designed exercises, equipment and manual techniques to help patients regain or improve their physical abilities. Physical therapists work with many types of patients. All therapists are board-certified in physical therapy.

Who can benefit from Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy can be beneficial for patients suffering from a variety of injuries and illnesses, including:

  • Post-Operative Care
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stroke or Heart Attack
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Plantar Facitis
  • Back Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Extremity Injuries
  • Pediatric Care
  • Neurological Issues
  • Wound Care Patients

lymphedema treatment program

Lymphedema Treatment Program

Lymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of protein-rich fluid. There are two types of lymphedema:  primary and secondary.

Causes of primary lymphedema:

  • Milroy’s disease
  • Meige disease
  • Late-onset lymphedema

Causes of secondary lymphedema:

  • Surgery
  • Radiation treatment for cancer
  • Cancer
  • Infection
  • Injury

Phase I of lymphedema treatment:

  • Meticulous skin and nail care
  • Manual lymph drainage
  • Compression bandaging
  • Remedial exercise
  • Self-care training

Phase II of lymphedema treatment:

  • Wearing a compression garment in the daytime
  • Bandaging at nighttime
  • Meticulous skin and nail care
  • Remedial exercise
  • Manual lymph drainage

What is manual lymph drainage?
It’s a gentle technique which improves the activity of the lymphatic vascular system. It re-routes the lymph flow around blocked areas into more centrally located, healthy vessels which drain into the venous system.

For more information about diagnosis and our Lymphedema Treatment Program, please call 859.235.3553.