Lymphedema Management

Would You Benefit From Lymphedema Management Therapy?

If you or a loved one are experiencing swelling in the arms or legs due to a blockage in the lymphatic system, Moreau Physical Therapy can help. 

Our team of experienced therapists understands lymphedema management. We can help patients reduce swelling, and manage pain. With our evidence-based approach and personalized treatment plans, we can help you achieve your wellness goals and get back to doing the things you love.


The Importance of Early Treatment and Management

If you have lymphedema, it's essential to seek professional help from a skilled therapist. They are an important member of your healthcare team and can work with you to design a treatment program aimed at controlling the swelling and helping you return to normal activities.

Our Approach to Lymphedema Management Therapy

At Moreau Physical Therapy, our techniques focus on reducing swelling and improving your lymphatic flow. We create personalized treatment plans after thoroughly evaluating your medical history and lifestyle to meet your needs and goals. 

Our skilled therapists provide a human touch essential to our treatment philosophy. In addition, we structure appointments to allow enough time with our therapists for questions and open conversations about your concerns.

What Does Lymphedema Management Therapy Look Like? 

Managing Mild Lymphedema

In the early stages of lymphedema, mild swelling symptoms may be managed with compression garments, exercise, and limb elevation. Your therapist will work closely with you to balance these treatments for your unique symptoms.

Complete Decongestive Therapy

For more severe swelling, your therapist may use Complete Decongestive Therapy. This therapy utilizes two key steps: 

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage - a light massaging technique that helps improve lymph flow from your affected limb.
  • Compression Bandaging - This step often helps reduce swelling.

Throughout Complete Decongestive Therapy, a therapist will closely monitor the impact of swelling and make adjustments as necessary.

Exercise Program

As the swelling in your limb decreases to the desired size, your therapist will help you begin a safe exercise program. Your therapist will introduce forms of regular exercise to enhance your physical fitness without unnecessarily straining your symptoms. 

Additionally, your therapist will update your compression garments as necessary.

Diet Education

A physical therapist educates the patient on proper nutrition, decreasing fluid buildup in tissues, and reducing infection risk.

How to Get Started With Lymphedema Management Therapy? 

If you are ready to begin lymphedema management with us, the first step is to schedule an appointment at one of our clinic locations. You can call 85-LIVE-MORE (855-483-6673) or use our online scheduling system to schedule an appointment

Our clinics are conveniently located across Louisiana and Texas with more than 20 locations. We believe that finding quality physical therapy should be easy and accessible for everyone.

Don't let lymphedema hold you back from living your life to the fullest. Instead, visit your nearest location to start working toward your wellness goals.

Find the Help You Deserve

At Moreau Therapy, we are committed to helping patients manage their lymphedema and improve their quality of life. Don't hesitate to seek treatment if you or someone you know is struggling with lymphedema. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a healthier and happier life.