Center for Lymphedema Care

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  • personally tailored Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

  • compression bandaging of affected limb

  • suggested exercises for "off" days

  • education on self-care

  • training in self-bandaging if necessary

  • depending on severity, compliance and response to treatment, you can expect to undergo this phase for 3-5 days per week for 4-6 weeks

CDT is the best choice of treatment for those patients already diagnosed with lymphedema. Prior to starting therapy, you'll undergo an initial physical evaluation which includes measurements of the involved and uninvolved limbs. When you decide to begin treatment, CDT will consist of two phases.

Treatment in a two part process

Phase I: Intensive Phase

  • Support the progress made in Phase I

  • Transition to compression garments

  • Bandaging and overnight alternatives

  • Choosing the right compression pump

  • Creating a new lifestyle routine

  • Exercises - Self-Care - Follow-up visit

  • Tips for remaining consistent

  • A life-long commitment

Phase II: Maintenance Phase

Call us to learn more about your options.

Complete Decongestive Therapy before and after

Results of Complete Decongestive Therapy

Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT)

A two part process that's the gold standard for Lymphedema treatment. CDT relieves the discomforts of swelling. We will prepare you with all you need to maintain the progress you've made during therapy.


"Healing comes when we choose to walk away from darkness and move towards a brighter light"

 Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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Always know and remember you are never alone - we are always here to support and encourage you through both phases and beyond!