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
- Limited mobility
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.
Outpatient Locations Offering Lymphedema Therapy
Penn Therapy & Fitness offers lymphedema therapy at the following outpatient locations: