FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Physical Therapy Lymphatic & Wellness Center offers services that reduce edema, facilitate lymphatic float and can thereby improve the healing time for chronic wounds. Physical Therapy Lymphatic & Wellness Center does not provide wound care specifically. We do provide lymphatic therapy as an adjunct treatment for wound care in combination with other health care providers.
Most patients have NO pain while going through our therapy. The MLD therapy is a very light touch and a very relaxing massage. The bandaging does NOT hurt, however, when they are first applied they will and should feel snug. After doing the required exercises the bandages stretch out and you will be more comfortable. Therefore, it is crucial that you do your exercises daily, especially right after you have been bandaged. Also, it is crucial that you drink plenty of water and limit your sodium intake to 2000 mgs per day.
MLD does not interfere with any other therapies. Be sure to check with your insurance company to make sure they will cover more than one therapy at a time. We cannot simultaneously treat a patient receiving home health care through Medicare.
You will be able to apply your garments independently. Your therapist will provide you with the proper techniques and devices to help you apply your garments.