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Lymphedema Therapy
at 
Monarch Wellness

At  Monarch Wellness we specialize in improving lymphatic health through our collaborative physical therapy, nutrition, and exercise services.

Our Lymphedema Program

We believe that a multidisciplinary approach to lymphedema yields the most positive outcomes. In addition to treating the acute symptoms of lymphedema, we aim to empower patients with the knowledge and skills needed to more effectively manage their condition independently.

Massage

Physical Therapy

A certified lymphedema therapist (CLT) stabilizes lymphedema, reduces risk of wounds and infections, provides education. Treatments include manual lymphatic drainage, compression bandaging, skin care, exercise use of compression garments.

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Nutrition

Proper nutrition, effective weight management, and adequate hydration are crucial elements in effectively managing lymphedema. Our diverse range of options ensures that we can cater to your specific needs.

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Exercise Physiology

Exercise is critical for improving the function of the lymphatic system. The movement of joints and muscles helps Push lymph fluid throughout the body. Exercise also helps in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight which has a big impact on reducing lymphedema.

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More about Lymphedema

Lymphedema is a chronic medical condition characterized by the abnormal accumulation of lymphatic fluid, leading to swelling, usually in the arms or legs. The lymphatic system plays a crucial role in maintaining fluid balance in the body and is part of the immune system. Lymphedema occurs when there is impairment or damage to the lymphatic vessels or nodes, hindering the normal drainage of lymph fluid.

Five Pillars of Lymphedema Care

  • Lymphatic drainage

  • Compression therapy

  • Exercise

  • Skin care

  • Weight management

Phases of Treatment

Reduction:

Certified lymphedema therapists lead this phase, focused on decreasing lymph volume. Typically entails intensive therapy over a short duration.

Maintenance:

Lessons and lifestyle adjustments acquired during the reduction phase are incorporated into daily life. Nutrition and exercise specialists offer guidance and support during this ongoing phase.

Chronic Disease Care:

While a patient may not always be actively seeing their lymphatic therapist they are able to return for assessment, changes to home program, or further reduction as needed for the overall success of their lymphedema management. 

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Group Classes

Our group classes are a great way to invest in your health whilst simultaneously building community.

Meet the Team

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