Lymphedema treatment IN IDAHO FALLS

Lymphedema treatment

Lymphedema Treatment

Lymphedema is the fluid buildup in the arms or legs due to a disruption of the lymphatic system. The most common secondary cause of lymphedema is the removal of lymph nodes but it can also occur due to infections, cancer treatments, scar tissue in the lymphatic veins or ducts, leg or arm inflammation, aging, and obesity. Physical therapy focuses on reducing the swelling and increasing mobility for a better quality of life.

Effective Lymphedema Treatment

Effective lymphedema treatment

Lymphedema Treatment From Empower PT

At Empower PT, we work with you to create a customized treatment program that meets your needs and recovery goals. 

Our treatment programs vary depending on the stages of swelling, but we generally prescribe compression garments and light exercises for the early stages of lymphedema or complete decongestive therapy including manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), compression bandaging, and exercises for severe swelling. 

Once we achieve the desired limb size, we allow the patient to take over their care by offering a safe and sensible home exercise program, teaching them how to update compression garments, and educating them on proper nutrition and good skin care to avoid infections.

Contact Empower PT to learn more about how physical therapy can benefit you.

our services

Our Service Process

  • Initial Evaluation
  • Treatment plan discussion
  • Treatment plan implementation
  • Progress review

The Benefits of Working With Empower PT

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Individualized Care

We work with you to design a treatment program that meets your unique needs for the best recovery outcome.

Dedicated Staff

Your physical therapist walks with you every step of the way to monitor your progress and help you achieve your goals.

Quick Appointment

We know timely lymphedema treatment makes all the difference and that’s why we make it our priority to book you an appointment shortly after contacting us.

Lymphedema Treatment FAQs

No, but through treatments such as physical therapy, a patient can manage the condition and slow the progression.
A physical therapist’s main goal is to help reduce swelling so you can go back to the activities you love.
Your physical therapist may prescribe 2-3 visits per week for 4-6 weeks or even 8 weeks depending on how long it takes to bring the swelling down.