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Lymphedema Therapy: Comprehensive Care for Managing Lymphatic Conditions

Welcome to our dedicated lymphedema therapy page, where we offer specialized treatments to alleviate symptoms and improve the quality of life for individuals suffering from lymphatic disorders. Cumberland Healthcare is committed to providing compassionate care and effective therapies tailored to each patient’s needs.

Understanding Lymphedema

Lymphedema is a chronic condition characterized by swelling (edema) caused by a compromised lymphatic system. It commonly occurs in the arms or legs but can also affect other parts of the body. This condition often develops following surgery, radiation therapy, or other trauma that damages the lymph nodes or lymphatic vessels.

Our Approach to Treatment

At Cumberland Healthcare, we utilize evidence-based practices to manage and treat lymphedema effectively. Our certified lymphedema therapists are trained in techniques such as:

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD): Gentle massage techniques that encourage the natural drainage of lymphatic fluid from the affected area.

  • Compression Therapy: Using specialized bandages or garments reduces swelling and improves lymphatic flow.

  • Exercise and Movement: Customized exercises to promote lymphatic circulation and maintain flexibility.

  • Skin Care: Education on proper skin care to prevent infections and complications associated with lymphedema.

Meet Our Experienced Team

Our team of lymphedema specialists is led by Amy Brenna, MSPT, CLT, and Ashley Knutson, DPT, LAT, CLT, who has years of experience treating lymphatic conditions. They are dedicated to providing personalized care and support throughout your treatment journey.

Patient-Centered Care

We prioritize your comfort and well-being. We understand the challenges of living with lymphedema and strive to empower our patients with education and resources to manage their condition effectively at home.

Testimonials

Read stories from patients who have benefited from our lymphedema therapy:

  • “I’ve struggled with lymphedema for years, but after starting therapy here, I’ve seen significant improvement. The therapists are knowledgeable and caring.” – Kelly H.

Get Started Today

Take the first step towards managing your lymphedema by scheduling a consultation with our experts. Whether you’re seeking relief from swelling, seeking preventive care, or needing guidance on managing symptoms, we’re here to help.

Contact Us

Ready to learn more about how lymphedema therapy can improve your quality of life? Contact us today at 715-822-7300 or info@cumberlandhealthcare.com to schedule your appointment. We look forward to assisting you on your journey to better health.

Location

Find us at 1705 16th Avenue, Cumberland, WI 54829. We are conveniently located and ready to serve you.

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What causes Lymphedema?

  • After a mastectomy, when lymph nodes are damaged or removed
  • Following infection or scar formation, which blocks the lymphatic fluid flow
  • After a surgery (swelling that is not¬†improving)

Lymphedema may occur weeks, months, or years after the initial injury.

What treatment is recommended for Lymphedema?

Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) is the standard of care for the treatment of Lymphedema. This treatment consists of:

  • Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)
  • Compression Bandaging
  • Proper Skin Care
  • Remedial Exercises
  • Compression Garments (sleeves, stockings, and self-care training)

Amy Brenna, MSPT, CLT, and Ashley Knutson, DPT, LAT, CLT, are Cumberland Healthcare’s certified Lymphedema therapists.

To make an appointment, call Cumberland Healthcare Rehabilitation Services at 715-822-7300 or fax information to 715-822-7301.