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Lymphedema therapy at Penn Therapy & Fitness

Lymphedema Therapy

Many cancer patients are at risk for developing lymphedema because of surgery or other treatments. Lymphedema is a condition characterized by an accumulation of lymphatic fluid that causes swelling in the arms and legs, trunk, face, neck and even genital area. 

This accumulation of fluid is a life-altering condition affecting everything from the patients ability to complete daily tasks to their self-image.

Lymphedema Therapy Can Help With:

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

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 Services

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

In collaboration with your cancer treatment team our lymphedema specialists will design a rehabilitation program tailored to your specific health needs. 

Lymphedema Support Group

Mission: The Lymphedma 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, or Donald Thomas Jr., PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, CWT.

Learn more about the Lymphedema Support Group.

Lymphedema Therapy Outpatient Locations

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

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