Lymphatic Therapy

Therapy Can Help Improve Drainage and Reducing Swelling Within the Lymphatic System

Certified therapists at University Hospitals-provide the latest in lymphedema management for patients. This specific type of therapy, also called complex decongestive therapy, helps reduce the build-up of fluid within soft tissues that has caused swelling. Whether from cancer, cancer treatments or other causes, these skilled therapists help patients reduce this build-up of fluid as a result of blockage within the lymphatic system. Manual lymphatic draining, a type of gently massage, can also be used to decrease swelling in a limb.

Combined Therapy Offers Optimum Benefits

Swelling in the genitals, extremities, or head and neck is not unusual after surgery, too. However, there are ways to gently reduce the swelling and increase lymphatic drainage for improved recovery. Therapists with advanced training and certification combine therapies such as massage bandaging and exercise to decrease swelling. Our specialists also work with patients with important educational information for self-care.

Advanced Technology

University Hospitals Rehab Services is the first in northeast Ohio to offer the innovative L-Dex® technology. This advanced device is able to detect changes in fluid levels by measuring bioimpedance, the response of tissue of external applied electric current. This technology is used for early detection of lymphedema, critical to preventing the progression of this disorder.

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UH Avon Health Center

1997 Healthway Drive Avon, OH 44011

440-988-6890

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UH Parma Medical Center
Medical Arts Building 1

6681 Ridge Road Suite 102 Parma, OH 44129

440-743-4025

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UH St. John Medical Center
Westlake Family Health Building

26908 Detroit Road Suite 300 Westlake, OH 44145

440-414-6050

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UH Cleveland Medical Center
Bolwell Health Center

11100 Euclid Avenue Suite 4100 Cleveland, OH 44106

216-844-7868

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UH Hudson Health Center

5778 Darrow Road Suite 101 Hudson, OH 44236

330-655-5026

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UH Richmond Medical Center

27100 Chardon Road Richmond Heights, OH 44143

440-585-4151

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UH Mentor Health Center

9000 Mentor Avenue Suite 206 Mentor, OH 44060

440-974-4433

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UH Portage Medical Center

6847 North Chestnut Street Suite 100 Ravenna, Ohio 44266-1204

330-297-2770

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