EvergreenHealth therapists who perform lymphedema treatments are certified lymphedema therapists with specialized training.
Lymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of lymphatic fluid within the tissue.
This happens when the lymphatic system has been impaired, and the amount of fluid is more than the lymphatic drainage to transport it away.
The buildup of fluid leads to swelling.
Lymphedema is a chronic condition, which will worsen over time if left untreated.
Some contributing factors leading to lymphedema include:
If you notice any of these signs or symptoms, you should seek medical advice to confirm the diagnosis and to see if a physical therapy referral is indicated.
Lymphedema decongestive therapy offered at EvergreenHealth Rehabilitation Services includes:
A physician referral is required for lymphedema therapy. Ask your provider to complete and sign our referral form. You can drop off the referral form at our office [Click for Directions] or fax it to 425.899.3670.
For more information about our outpatient rehab services, please call 425.899.3100.