Lymphedema Management

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Erin Kincaid, is a CLT, or Certified Lymphedema Therapist, who is trained in evidence-based protocols for lymphedema management.  She will work closely with you to design a treatment program to help control the swelling and meet your goals for returning to your activities.

Typically, treatments utilize Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), which consists of manual lymph drainage, compression therapy, and exercise.  Education regarding prevention, skin and nail care, and healthy diet and lifestyle are also integral parts in Lymphedema management.

If you suffer from:

  • Dull ache in affected limb
  • Feeling of tightness in the skin
  • Difficulty moving a limb, bending at the joint
  • Pitting-small indentation left on the skin after pressure is applied
  • Shoes, rings, or watches suddenly fit too tightly
  • Repeated infections in your arm or leg
  • Joint pain
  • Difficulty doing your daily activities

We can totally help you.
(Our Erin Kincaid has rare certification in this area of care. )

We treat lymphedema signs and symptoms…and we get life-changing results.

About Lymphedema

Lymphedema is swelling caused by obstruction or damage in the lymph drainage system.  It sometimes occurs naturally and sometimes is secondary to trauma (such as a fall, cancer, surgery, etc.)

It is an abnormal accumulation of lymph fluid between the skin and muscles of the body that causes swelling, most often in the arm(s) and/or leg(s), and occasionally in other parts of the body. Lymphedema can occur when lymphatic vessels are missing or impaired (primary), or when lymph vessels are damaged or lymph nodes are removed (secondary).

Here are some of the most common reasons for lymphedema:

Post cancer

Surgery combined with radiation therapy for cancer is a common cause of secondary lymphedema.  Our treatment and management program will control & reduce these symptoms.

Chronic venous insufficiency

This occurs due to the failure of the valves in the veins to fully shut — causing the legs to chronically swell which, in turn, leads to thickening and hard tissue fibrosis.

Orthopedic edema

The lymphatic system can be overloaded in some injuries leading to edema problems

Other

Lymphedema can also result from scarring, excision of lymph nodes, repeated infections, neuromuscular syndromes such as MS, or paralysis with dependent limb positioning.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

 

iN Touch Physical Therapy remains up to date with the safety and cleaning protocols necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep our clients, team, and community safe.

As recommended by the CDC, medical health authorities, as well as local public health authorities, we are performing preventative measures, including:

  • Screening for wellness
    (ie: recent illness, respiratory/breathing difficulty, cough, fever, sore throat prior to scheduled appointment)
  • Professional Electrostatic Disinfection Cleaning of entire clinic
  • Continuous sanitation of all common areas, electronics, and equipment
  • Treatment is in private sanitized 1:1 treatment spaces
  • Frequent hand washing by team ( no rings )
  • Hand washing station for clients upon arrival and when leaving
  • Masks for ALL who enter the clinic as we keep "Social Distancing" protocol
  • Requesting clients to wear masks when out of home
  • Glove use as indicated

iN Touch PT is walking through this unpredictable season with you. The state of the world has forced the general population to become more sedentary, which can lead to an increase in pain/symptoms, which can also lead to increased risk of sickness.

Staying ACTIVE with iN Touch PT through exercise and activities you enjoy, we can improve your health, mind, and lifestyle by prioritizing your overall wellness. We continue to press onward toward “normalcy” again, promoting your BEST HEALTH and outcome with PT!

Wishing you and your families safety and hope !