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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 Columbus Northside Rehabilitation

100 Frist Court
Columbus, GA 31909

Piedmont Fayette Rehabilitation

200 J. Arthur Rank Avenue
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Piedmont Henry Rehabilitation

150 Eagles Springs Court, Suite A
Stockbridge, GA 30281

Piedmont Newnan Rehabilitation

20 Francis Way, Suite 300
Sharpsburg, GA 30277

Piedmont Newton Rehabilitation

5126 Hospital Drive, NW
Covington, GA 30014

Piedmont Rockdale Rehabilitation

1290 Wellbrook Circle
Conyers, GA 30012

Piedmont Walton Rehabilitation

2151 West Spring Street, Suite 100
Monroe, GA 30655

Lymphedema Therapy

Lymphedema is caused by dysfunction with the lymph vessels and/or lymph nodes. 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 have had:

  • Cancer treatment that involved surgical removal of lymph nodes and/or radiation
  • Any surgery that cut 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 with 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
  • Skin care 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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