Due to hurricane damage, the Havelock location is closed until further notice. Havelock therapists Hannah Zhang, Sarah Hall and Judy Hickes are available to see patients at the New Bern location. Please call the New Bern location at (252) 636-9800 to discuss your care.

Finding the Best Lymphedema Therapy in Jacksonville, NC

Lymphedema therapy

If you’re searching for lymphedema therapy in Jacksonville, North Carolina, then you can rely on the team at Peak Performance. Located at 2756 Richlands Highway, our Peak Performance team is ready to help you with physical therapy for your lymphedema.

Our therapists are trained in the physical techniques that are commonly used in lymphedema therapy.  We will work with you to find the best possible combination of techniques to help you manage your symptoms.

Why you need physical therapy for lymphedema

Lymphedema is an incurable condition that causes chronic swelling of your body parts, hardening of your skin and an increased likelihood of infection in the arms and legs.

Lymphedema therapy is a type of treatment that focuses on reducing the painful swelling in the arms and legs. While we cannot cure the condition, our goal is to reduce your pain and improve your quality of life. Our physical therapy can help reduce the swelling and pain in your arms and legs so you can enjoy a more active lifestyle.

Causes of lymphedema

This condition can have many causes. One cause can be from lymph node removal surgeries, such as a mastectomy or prostate surgery. Another cause is genetics. Sometimes people are born with a defect in the lymphatic system, which can cause lymphedema to develop.

The third way that lymphedema may be caused is by the destruction of your lymph system pathways, such as trauma, surgery or radiation treatments for cancer.

Regardless of what causes your lymphedema, we can create a physical therapy plan that helps you manage your condition. Some of the techniques in your therapy program include:

  • Soft tissue mobilization techniques
  • Electrical stimulation of soft tissues
  • Therapeutic exercises to improve lymph flow
  • Education on ways you may be able to control your symptoms better

The goal of our lymphedema treatment is to help improve your quality of life. We can help you better manage the symptoms you’re experiencing and help get you back to the activities you enjoy.

How to begin your lymphedema therapy at Peak Performance

At the 2756 Richlands Highway location of Peak Performance, our team of physical therapists is ready to help you find relief from Lymphedema.

The first step in this process will be for you to come to our office for an initial assessment of your condition. This initial assessment will allow our team to determine the cause and severity of your condition. We can also diagnose the areas of your body affected by this condition.

Once we have this information, we can create a personalized physical therapy program to help you better manage your lymphedema symptoms.

Contact our team at Peak Performance today to learn more about our lymphedema therapy services or to schedule an appointment.