Lymphedema Management

Lymphedema Management is offered to treat individuals who have problems with lymphedema either from surgery or a malfunction in their lymph drainage system.

iStock-508701678Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) is the most successful treatment for chronic lymphedema. Post mastectomy lymphedema and other related conditions respond extremely well to this gentle, non-invasive, and highly effective therapy.

The Program

Complete Decongestive Therapy consists of:

  • Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) - gently redirects fluid from the impaired lymphatic area to areas of the body where the lymphatic system is functioning normally
  • Bandaging following MLD - applies low-stretch bandages using varied pressure to the involved limb to help prevent lymph fluid from returning to swollen areas and to prevent tissue hardening
  • Exercises - increases lymph flow from the affected area
  • Skin care education - teaches good hygiene and skin inspection techniques to reduce the risk for developing cellulitis or fungal infections
  • Compression garments - helps prevent lymph fluid from refilling in the tissues. Following intensive treatment, custom garments may be measured for your daily wear.

For more information about Lymphedema Management, contact Southington Care Center’s Rehabilitation Department at 860.621.9559.

Medicare and many insurance plans can usually cover these services.


Hartford HealthCare Senior Services

  • Location

    80 Meriden Ave.
    Southington, CT 06489

  • Contact Us

    877.4AGING1 (toll-free)