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Lymphedema Therapy

St. Charles Rehabilitation brings Long Island residents Lymphedema Therapy, a proven physical therapy method for the management of Lymphedema, a condition linked to damage in the body’s fluid drainage system. Lymphedema is most often seen in cancer survivors and is the result of some cancer treatments or lymph node removal surgery.

Our physical therapists have earned Certification in Lymphatic Therapy, (CLT) and have extensive experience performing Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), a two-part technique shown to safely and effectively lower the many risk factors associated with this condition.

CDT involves:

  • Massage to drain fluids
  • Application of compression bandages
  • Exercises which reduce swelling in the effected limbs

As part of a complete treatment plan, St.Charles Rehabilitation's certified Lymphatic Therapists educate patients on how to maintain reduction over time and emphasize independence and self-management.

Lymphedema Therapy is offered at the Hospital’s Lymphedema Care Center where patients have the added benefit of oversight from physicians who specialize in treating Lymphedema. St. Charles therapists and physicians work together to ensure that every patient receives the highest level of care and appropriate treatment.

Lymphedema Therapy is offered at the following St. Charles Rehabilitation outpatient location on Long Island: