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To schedule an evaluation at one of our Lymphedema Clinics please call Centralized Scheduling at 888-950-9939. Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Lymphedema Clinic

Northeast Rehab’s therapists are trained in Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT). Patients are taught proper skin care, proper diet, massage techniques, exercises and use of compression techniques to assist in managing lymphedema and enjoying a healthy lifestyle. CDT treatment includes individualized education sessions to allow patient to continue CDT techniques after completion of treatment.

To schedule an evaluation at one of our Lymphedema Clinics please call Centralized Scheduling at 888-950-9939. Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) is a non-invasive treatment program consisting of four parts:

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)

A specialized massage technique to facilitate lymphatic flow within the body resulting in improved function and movement of the involved limb.

Compression Bandaging

Low stretch bandages are used to create pressure that prevents fluid from returning to the affected limb. Patients and/or caregivers are taught to apply these bandages independently.

Exercise

Learn an exercise program that helps to remove fluid from the limb while wearing the compressive bandages. Patients are also measured and fit for special compression garments..

Skin Care

Patients with lymphedema are at high risk for infection, so proper skin care and nutrition are critical to success.

Patients should expect to be treated five days a week for a period of two to six weeks. Following an initial program of therapy, all patients will be re-evaluated. A long term course of treatment will be decided upon in consultation with the physician. As lymphedema is a chronic condition, it must be managed for life.

Lymphedema Treatment is offered at three Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient Centers.

                   

MASSACHUSETTS   NEW HAMPSHIRE

Haverhill, MA
At Cedardale Health & Fitness
931 Boston Road
978-521-1186

North Andover, MA
At Chestnut Green
575 Turnpike Street
978-686-9688

 

Windham, NH
29 Indian Rock Road
Route 111
603-432-9662

 

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