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Treatment for lymphedema in New Bern, NC

Treatment for Lymphedema

If you’re dealing with lymphedema, you know about the devastating impact this condition can have on your quality of life. Whether it’s related to surgery, congenital defect or trauma, the swelling and pain related to this condition can make it difficult to perform basic activities, affecting relationships, work and hobbies. 

Fortunately, there are a large variety of effective treatments for lymphedema, including physical therapy. If you’re a New Bern, North Carolina, resident who is exploring your options for relief, Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy is here to help. Learn more about the ways a physical therapist can provide relief for lymphedema with this easy-to-understand article. 

Physical therapy treatment for lymphedema

While there is no cure for lymphedema, physical therapy can be a particularly effective form of treatment because it focuses on reducing swelling and pain. It can also help patients overcome mobility problems associated with this condition through targeted exercises and treatments. 

For patients seeing a physical therapist for lymphedema treatment, here are some of the typical steps you can expect: 

  • Review of your medical and treatment history
  • Discussion of your symptoms and daily activities
  • Movement tests to determine how the condition is affecting mobility
  • Recommendations for treatment options including therapeutic exercise and manual therapy
  • Ongoing instruction for at-home treatments and lifestyle changes you can make to improve symptoms

In addition to skills and experience, working with a physical therapist whom you can build a productive relationship with can give you the best chance of having a positive outcome from your lymphedema treatment. 

Peak Performance has the expertise you need 

We’re proud to serve New Bern and the surrounding region with state-of-the-art clinics and a caring team of highly credentialed clinicians who can help you achieve your wellness goals. We create individualized treatment plans based on your unique needs, which is just one of the ways we’ve been able to establish our reputation for delivering exceptional results-based care in our area. 

Lymphedema can be a difficult condition to live with, but it doesn’t have to run your life. Start getting back to the quality of life you deserve and contact us today. We’ll be happy to help you schedule your initial appointment.