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