Rehabilitation & Other Therapies
Lymphedema therapy program
Lymphedema is the swelling of a body part, most often an arm or leg, resulting from the accumulation of fluid when lymph nodes and vessels are blocked, removed or damaged. It is triggered by the removal or radiation of lymph vessels or nodes and may occur following surgery or treatment of breast, cervical, prostate, uterine or colon cancer, as well as post injury or other surgical procedures.
Both men and women are at risk. The condition may occur following a recent medical condition or procedure, or many years later.
Lymphedema causes tissues to become swollen, thick and painful, and increases the risk for infection leading to more complicated medical conditions. With proper evaluation and intervention, lymphedema therapy can allow a person to lead a positive and productive life.
Aurora BayCare Medical Center Rehabilitation services employs therapists certified in lymphedema management.
To determine the proper individualized course of treatment for our clients, we conduct a thorough evaluation, which includes the following:
Lymphedema therapy starts with evaluation to determine the proper and individualized course of treatment. Treatment includes: