Lymphedema therapy at Penn Therapy & Fitness

Lymphedema Therapy

Lymphedema is chronic swelling caused by a poorly functioning lymphatic system. It causes difficulty in walking or completing daily tasks and can affect self image.

Our team consists of qualified and experienced Certified Lymphedema Therapists (CLT) and Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) certified therapists who all specialize in the treatment of lymphedema. Penn Therapy & Fitness has the most LANA-certified therapists in the region.

Lymphedema Therapy Can Help With:

Penn Therapy & Fitness therapists can provide rehabilitation services to manage related conditions including:

  • Aching and discomfort
  • Heaviness and tightness
  • Infections
  • Limited mobility
  • Swelling

Lymphedema Therapy Services

You will receive care from our certified Lymphedema Therapists (CTL), and many of whom have certification through the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA).

Our team consists of qualified, experienced physical and occupational therapists who meet national standards in their training and certifications. We are the largest and oldest program in the region.

Your Penn Therapy & Fitness therapist will help you develop a rehabilitation plan that’s right for you with a complete decongestive therapy (CDT), which includes:

  • Careful skin care
  • Compression bandaging
  • Compression garments
  • Complete decongestive therapy (CDT)
  • Manual lymphatic drainage
  • Therapeutic movements

Our lymphedema therapists will collaborate with you and your treatment team to ensure that your rehabilitation program is tailored to your specific health needs.

Lymphedema Support Group

Mission: The Lymphedema Support Group at Good Shepherd Penn Partners provides a safe place for anyone dealing with lymphedema as the result of an injury or illness. The group is run by certified lymphedema therapists who understand the challenges limb swelling can present. During monthly meetings, we’ll discuss ways to minimize symptoms and enjoy life to the fullest extent possible. Participants have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from each other’s experiences.

Monthly meetings: This group meets virtually on the third Tuesday of every month from 5 – 6:30 p.m. via Microsoft Teams. Email invites will be sent with meeting details for that month.

For more information: Email Tia Gray PTA, CLT, CWT, Donald Thomas Jr., PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, CWT or [email protected]

Learn more about the Lymphedema Support Group.

Outpatient Locations Offering Lymphedema Therapy

Penn Therapy & Fitness offers lymphedema therapy at the following outpatient locations:

For more information or to request an appointment, please call 877-969-7342 or fill out the form below.  

In observance of Juneteenth, our Access Center (877-969-7342) will be closed for phone scheduling ONLY on Weds., 6/19. Our offices will remain open. If you need to contact a location on 6/19, please use that location's local phone number.Find a Location.