Carlinville Area Hospital Now Offers Lymphedema Therapy

Carlinville Area Hospital Now Offers Lymphedema Therapy

Carlinville Area Hospital is pleased to announce that lymphedema therapy services are now available through the rehabilitation department.

Lymphedema is the chronic swelling of an extremity or extremities due to accumulation of fluids as a result of absent, obstructed or dysfunctional lymph nodes, most often in the arms or legs. Therapy treatments for lymphedema include: manual drainage, compression bandaging and garments, light exercise, skin care and self-care training.

“Many individuals can benefit from lymphedema therapy, including those who have chronic venous insufficiency, lymph node removal, repeated infections, traumatic injuries, circulatory disorders, affects from radiation, and surgical scarring or post-surgical swelling”, Kathleen Laboray, Rehabilitation Director.

Consult a primary care physician doctor to find out if lymphedema therapy is right for your medical needs or call 854-3839 for more information.