Lymphedema Management

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Lymphedema Management

Our Program

Lymphedema is characterized by the accumulation of fluid within a person's body. It can occur with no known cause, or be a result of injury, surgical intervention and/ or oncology treatment. Lymphedema is a chronic condition that can affect an individual’s function if left unaddressed. Our goal is to help patients improve their quality of life and optimize function through Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), allowing full return to work, participation in a favorite activity, and/or daily routines.

Inova certified lymphedema therapists (CLT) are ready to work with you and offer the support needed to reach your maximum potential.

How Can Rehabilitation Help Me Feel Better?

Rehabilitation services can address many of the common symptoms associated with lymphedema such as:

  • Heaviness in the affected limb or body part
  • Achiness or discomfort
  • Skin tightness
  • Decreased flexibility and/or range of motion
  • Changes in how clothing and jewelry fit
  • Visible swelling
  • Changes in skin texture

What Types of Services Are Offered?

Lymphedema is a manageable condition. Our certified lymphedema therapists at Inova offer Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) to address primary and secondary lymphedema which includes:

  • Compression therapy including bandaging and/or garments as indicated
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Skin Care
  • Education and instruction in self-care and home management


Treatment for lymphedema is available at:

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 877-604-6682.