Gateway Road Physical Therapy Clinic

6563 Gateway Road
Columbus, GA 31909

Piedmont Athens Regional Rehabilitation

1199 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA 30655

Piedmont Atlanta Rehabilitation

1968 Peachtree Rd, 77 Building, Level L
Atlanta, GA 30309

Piedmont Atlanta Rehabilitation at Cascade

3699 Cascade Road, Suite C
Atlanta, GA 30331

Piedmont Atlanta Rehabilitation at Vinings

3020 Paces Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30339

Piedmont Augusta Occupational Therapy

1350 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30901
Mon-Fri: 8:30am-5pm

Piedmont Augusta Physical Therapy

1350 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30901
Mon-Fri 8:30am-5 pm

Piedmont Eastside Inpatient Rehab Unit

2160 Fountain Drive
Snellville, GA 30078

Piedmont Eastside Outpatient Rehabilitation - Medical Plaza 3

1600 Medical Way, Suite 100
Snellville, GA 30078

Piedmont Fayette Rehabilitation

200 J. Arthur Rank Avenue
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Piedmont Henry Rehabilitation

150 Eagles Springs Court, Suite A
Stockbridge, GA 30281

Piedmont Macon Rehabilitation

350 Hospital Drive
Macon, GA 31217

Piedmont Newnan Rehabilitation

795 Poplar Road, Suite LL10
Sharpsburg, GA 30277

Piedmont Newton Rehabilitation

5126 Hospital Drive, NW
Covington, GA 30014

Piedmont Rockdale Rehabilitation

1290 Wellbrook Circle
Conyers, GA 30012

Piedmont Walton Outpatient Occupational Therapy

2161 West Spring Street, Suite D
Monroe, GA 30655

Lymphedema Therapy

Lymphedema is caused by lymph vessels and/or lymph node dysfunction. It can affect any part of the body, arms, legs, trunk or face. It involves swelling that can limit the use of a limb, causing gradual thickening and hardening of the skin and increased risk of infection.

Are you at risk? You might be at risk if you had:

  • Cancer treatment that involves surgical removal of lymph nodes and/or radiation
  • Any surgery that cuts through major lymph vessels
  • Family members with a history of swelling
  • Longstanding problems with your veins
  • Injuries resulting in prolonged swelling
  • Repeated skin infections accompanied by prolonged swelling

What is the treatment for lymphedema?

Lymphedema cannot be cured, but it can be controlled with Complete Decongestive Therapy to reduce swelling and maintain reduction. Treatment with a certified lymphedema therapist may include:

  • Manual lymph drainage technique to move excess fluid to working lymph nodes
  • Multi-layered gradient compression wrapping
  • Exercises to facilitate lymph flow
  • Skincare to improve skin quality
  • Education to enhance the understanding of the condition and skills for life-long management of lymphedema

Treatment and diagnostic programs vary by location.

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