Therapy Services

***NOW OFFERING Lymphedema Treatment***

What is Lymphedema Treatment?

Lymphedema is the result of the abnormal accumulation of protein rich edema fluid in the affected area.

The most effective treatment for lymphedema is Complete Decongestive Therapy.

Treatment consists of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), short stretch compression bandaging, therapeutic exercise, and eventually compression garments to maintain limb volume at healthy level. Patient and/or caregiver must learn the techniques and continue them at home.

Physical Therapy:

Licensed physical therapists and physical therapy assistants design individualized exercise programs for individuals of all ages with even the most complex medical histories. Programs are tailored to the participants needs and are designed to promote a long-lasting commitment to wellness and independence.

Occupational Therapy:

Occupational therapists and certified occupational therapy assistants work with individuals to increase independence in all areas of life, including work, play, self-care, and leisure. This would include individuals recovering from bone and tissue injuries of the hand, wrist, elbow, and/or shoulders. Some common diagnoses include arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and disabilities caused by stroke.

Speech-Language Pathology:

Certified speech-language pathologists rehabilitate individuals affected by a variety of disorders, including speech, language, voice, swallowing, and cognitive deficits.

Aquatic Therapy:

Center staff provides one-on-one skilled physical and occupational therapy in a state-of-the-art therapeutic pool. Our water temperature is 92 degrees and bromine (not chlorine) is used to ensure complete client comfort. Aquatic therapy is beneficial for individuals of all ages with a wide range of conditions including cerebral palsy, chronic pain, post surgical deficits, stroke, Parkinson's disease, and arthritis, to name a few.

Health and Fitness Programs:

The Center offers the opportunity to participate in a variety of health and fitness programs. A rehabilitative environment supports both aquatic and dry land exercises. Consultation with a physician is recommended before participation.


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