Lymphedema is defined as an accumulation of protein-rich fluid that often causes acute swelling in the arms or legs. SMMC's Program is maintained by a licensed physical therapist who has specialized training and experience in lymphedema management.
What to watch for:
Treatment - Combined Decongestive Therapy consists of:
Outcomes have been positive for our patients, with reduction in limb girth, improved wound healing, increased range of motion and improved functional status.
A physician's referral is required for treatment. For more information, please call our Outpatient Rehabilitation Department at (207) 283-7980.