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  • At least 49% of all breast cancer survivors in the U.S. will develop lymphedema
  • Lymphedema is a chronic condition, but can be controlled with proper care.
  • Lymphedema is dangerous if not treated, due to increased complications with cellulitus.
  • Lymphedema may develop years after surgery or radiation.
  • Lymph:  protein-rich fluid produced by the lymphatic system to fight infection.
  • Lymphema is swelling due to blockage of lymph flow.

Baker Valley Physical Therapy offers two physical therapists certified in Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) and Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD).  CDT is a treatment approach to reduce lymphedema by applying compression wraps and garment.  MLD is a light massage technique to improve lymph circulation.  Typical treatment sessions are 3-5 times a week for 2 weeks.  At the last treatment session the patient is measured for a compression garment for home use.  Baker Valley Physical Therapy additionally offers aquatic lymphedema management sessions, performed in our in-house pool.  Please call with any questions or to schedule an evaluation. 

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