Lymphedema is a serious and chronic disease. Whether it is mild or more severe, it can and does have a profound impact on the lives of persons living with it. The good news is that, while there is not a cure at present, lymphedema can be treated with a conservative approach that is very effective. The most effective treatment is Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT). However CDT is not always provided at the optimal level. For a clinician to be qualified to provide CDT, special training is required. But more, after receiving that training the clinician must also then deliver the care in a way that gives the best outcome to the patient.
Ashley is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) and is trained in Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), which is considered the Gold Standard for lymphedema treatment. CDT includes manual lymph drainage, compression bandaging, skin care, and light exercise.
What exactly IS lymphedema?
I have lymphedema and I need help!