Lymphedema Therapy Program

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation – Marlton offers comprehensive assessments and therapeutic intervention by licensed therapists for patients with Lymphedema. Our treating Occupational Therapist is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist, specially trained to treat patients with Lymphedema.

Lymphedema is the excessive accumulation of fluid and protein in the body resulting in the swelling of an arm, leg or other part of the body. If the swelling is not treated, the build-up of fluid causes the skin and muscles to become thick and hard and can affect circulation, slow wound healing, or cause infection. It can affect people of all ages and is seen in both women and men. Lymphedema is a condition that develops slowly when lymph channels and ducts are damaged by any of the following:
  • Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Radiation
  • Poor Circulation
  • Infection
The Lymphedema Therapy Program offers a comprehensive evaluation to determine the need for therapy and treatment intensity. The evaluation consists of patient history, sensory evaluation, ROM and muscle testing, girth measurements, functional status in work/ADLs, skin condition, posture and skeletal alignment.

The Lymphedema Therapy Program offers an individual treatment program designed to reduce lymph swelling and enhance lymphatic flow. The therapy program may include the following:
  • Complete Decongestive Therapy
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Compression Wrap Technique
  • Appropriate Exercise Activities
  • Skin Care Education
  • Home Exercise Program
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact:

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation - Marlton 
Outpatient Therapy Department