As part of its outpatient services, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center is currently accepting new patients for the treatment and management of lymphedema.
Lymphedema is a swelling of the body and often occurs in the feet and ankles. It can also affect other parts of the body including, but not limited to, the face, neck, and abdomen. Lymphedema is the result of abnormal accumulation of protein-rich edema fluid in the affected area. There are many causes of lymphedema, such as surgery and a side effect of radiation therapy for cancer. Secondary forms may also occur after injury, scarring, trauma, or taxing of the lymphatic system such as infection, obesity, or chronic venous insufficiency.
Individuals who suffer from lymphedema have options that will help them live a normal life. At Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, therapists are certified in manual lymph drainage and complete decongestive therapy, which help to treat the accumulation of fluid through manual drainage, compression wrapping, compression garment fitting, and self-management techniques. Therapists work closely with physicians in our Wound Care Program to provide comprehensive medical care of this condition.
To learn more about the services provided or to schedule a convenient appointment, please call 617-363-8539.