Manual Lymph Drainage:
Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a highly specific, light touch, manual therapy that can increase lymph transport and decrease edema (swelling). We combine this treatment with strategic placement of Kinisolgy tape and mild decongestive exercises to maximize results.
MLD may be beneficial for a variety of conditions including those associated with surgery(pre/post-op), post traumatic incident, hormonal/menstrual swelling, etc. It may also improve healing and minimize scarring/fibrotic development; speed up decongestion and natural detoxification; or provide relaxation and pain relief.
Complete Decongestive Therapy:
Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) can help manage lymphedema affecting a variety of peripheral body parts including upper/lower extremities, head and neck, exterior genitalia, and truncal swelling. Other forms include pediatric lymphedema, lipedema, lymphedema caused by chronic venous insufficiencies and other pathologies, etc. Differentiation will be made between a variety of peripheral edemas and examination of the medical indications and contraindications for CDT. We will then establish a treatment plan for individuals with chronic extremity lymphedema and other conditions.