Nilma is a licensed physical therapist in the state of Florida, board-certified wound care and ostomy specialist, and a certified lymphedema therapist. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from AT Still University.
Keep Calm and Decongest
If lymphedema is left untreated it can lead to serious complications like cellulitis, wounds, and in worst cases, amputations.
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If you or someone you care for are experiencing swelling, pain, numbness, or cramps in their extremities, it might be a case of lymphedema.
Currently, there are more than 200,000 cases of lymphedema per year in the US. Lymphedema therapy can help, whether you have developed the condition or a loved one near you have been diagnosed with lymphedema, we’re here to help — from the most basic to the most complex cases. We’ll keep sight of the big picture of your lymphedema condition, coordinate with any specialists you may need to see and help you navigate the larger health system. We’re successful when you control your condition, rather than it controlling you.
Significantly reduce the swelling associated with lymphedema, improve your appearance and the fit of clothes, ultimately feeling reenergize – and improving your overall quality of life.
What is Lymphedema?
Lymphedema is a chronic condition of the lymphatic system that causes swelling usually around the extremities. This condition affects primarily breast cancer survivors, morbidly obese, cardiac, renal, liver, and patients that suffer from venous insufficiency. Also, patients with venous ulcers are at risk of developing lymphedema as well.
Lymphedema therapy interventions facilitate healing, faster recovery, and prevent recurrences.
Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) is the gold standard for lymphedema treatment.
Lymphedema tends to progress without proper treatment, but the rate of progression can vary dramatically. Patients should receive lymphedema therapy services from a certified clinician that knows complete decongestive therapy. This treatment consists of manual lymph drainage (MLD), short stretch compression bandaging, exercises to augment the internal pumping mechanism, skincare, and self-management education.
Receive an Individualized Lymphedema Program
Having an individualized lymphedema program with goals set to be met from 6 to 12 weeks will allow the patient to manage the condition and prevent other complications usually associated with lymphedema.
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