Lymphedema is a collection of fluid in the arms and legs. Causes of lymphedema can be due to a congenital defect (primary) or due to trauma such as radiation, or removal due to cancer (secondary). It is a lifetime disease and can not be cured, however treatments can be performed to help manage and decrease the amount of swelling. Treatments include specialized massage techniques, compression bandaging, exercising, and proper skin care. This allows for advanced care of patients with lymphedema, whether from surgery, radiation or congenital malformation.
Who can treat lymphedema? Lymphedema treatments are to be provided by a certified lymphedema therapist. Holly Buie, PTA, CLT has been certified since November 2015 by completing a 160-hour intensive training program in the Dr. Vodder method of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT) by the internationally recognized Dr. Vodder School. The program that Holly completed included pathology instruction and examination with the medical director of the School.
If you have lymphedema or have questions about lymphedema, please feel free to contact Holly at 731-641-8111 or by email Holly@campbelltherapy.com