Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT)
The gold standard of lymphedema treatment; Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) is a treatment administered by a certified professional. Our physical and occupational therapists are all certified to provide CDT treatments. CDT Treatment include 4 steps, as outlined below.
Manual Lymph Drainage
Manual Lymph Drainage is a gentle, noninvasive, manual treatment designed to improve the function of the lymphatic system throughout the body.
Multilayered compression bandages are applied between MLD treatments to prevent swelling from returning. Garments are used at the end of repeated treatment to maintain results.
Specific and targeted exercises to increase lymph activity and further reduce swelling over time.
Skin care and general hygiene are essential to avoid fungal and bacterial growth as well as infections of the skin and nails.