Lymphedema

Physical Therapy for Lymphedema

The good news is Lymphedema is a treatable condition that can be controlled through the combination of:

  • Manual lymphatic drainage
  • Multi-layered compression bandages & garment fitting
  • Exercising, strengthening & conditioning the affected extremity
  • Balance training
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Thorough patient education with precaution awareness

Our program will make significant improvements by restoring functional mobility and strength, reducing swelling and pain, and improving cosmetic appearance.

How physical therapy helps:
Physical therapy can be utilized to improve range of motion, strength, endurance and function before and after surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Our goal is to help patients return back to normal activities, such as work, exercise and hobbies, as quickly and safely as possible.

Signs and symptoms of Lymphedema?
Lymphedema can occur in any body part. Some common early symptoms include:

  • Tightness, swelling or thickening anywhere in the extremity. Initially the swelling may fluctuate but over time it worsens.
  • A burning sensation or tingling sensation radiating down the extremity.
  • Complaints of heaviness or aching of the extremity.
  • Inability to wear rings, jewelry, watches or clothing secondary to edema.

Locations and specialists are subject to change. Please call 540-687-8181 for the most current information.

Lymphedema Physical Therapy is Provided at:

Fairfax
8550 Lee Highway, Suite 450
Fairfax, VA 22031
Tel: 703.208.1002
Fax: 703.208.1127

Manassas
8140 Ashton Ave, Suite 104
Manassas, VA 20109
Tel: 703.257.3333
Fax: 703. 257. 0066

Skyline
5115 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041
Tel: 703-824-0701
Fax: 703-824-0704

Lorton
7764 Armistead Rd, Suite 210
Lorton, VA 22079
Tel: 703.546.0013
Fax: 703.546.0014