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Three Benefits of Lymphedema Therapy From Peak Performance

Benefits of Lymphedema Therapy

Lymphedema therapy is a type of physical therapy that not every therapy team is equipped or experienced enough to handle. Only the most experienced physical therapy teams can provide you with this type of treatment.

Lymphedema therapy uses a combination of manual compression and exercises to help reduce the swelling of lymphedema in the arms and legs.

At Peak Performance Physical Therapy, our team has experience treating many different types of medical conditions, including lymphedema. Our lymphedema therapy offers a personalized approach to help treat your condition. Take a moment to read through the benefits of this type of treatment.

Benefits of lymphedema therapy

Lymphedema therapy at Peak Performance may include many different types of physical therapy techniques.

One technique that our team may include in your therapy is soft tissue mobilization. Soft tissue mobilization helps to drain the swollen lymph nodes in the arms and legs.

We can also help treat your lymphedema using ultrasound and electric stimulation therapy. These techniques use sound waves and low power electrical pulses respectively to stimulate the muscles and other soft tissues impacted by this condition. The goal of this treatment is to improve the flow of lymph from this area.

Our team of physical therapists may also recommend therapeutic exercises to help treat your lymphedema. This may help to improve the flexibility and range of motion in your affected area.

Some of the benefits you may see from a lymphedema treatment plan include:

  • Increased range of motion and flexibility of the affected area
  • Decreased levels of swelling in the affected area
  • Reduced levels of pain from this condition

Lymphedema therapy from Peak Performance may help you restore the function of the body part affected by this condition. Our goal is to help improve your quality of life when living with lymphedema.

To learn more about the lymphedema therapy services offered by our team or to schedule yourself for an initial evaluation of your condition, contact our team at Peak Performance today.