Lymphatic Drainage Massage in Brampton & Oakville

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Is a condition where there is an obstruction of the lymphatic system leading to accumulation of the lymph fluids in parts of the body, resulting in variable degrees of swelling, decreased mobility and risk of infection. There are two types of lymphedema:

Primary Lymphedema

Primary lymphedema occurs with no obvious cause. Recent research suggests that it could happen as a result of some genetic mutation that affects the development of the lymphatic system. Primary lymphedema affects women more than men and it affects the legs more than the arms.

Secondary Lymphedema

A very common form of lymphedema that develops after cancer surgeries such as breast, testicular, head, neck and colon cancer surgeries.

Other causes of secondary lymphedema:

  • Radiation therapy.
  • Chronic inflammatory diseases: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Osteoarthritis (OA), Eczema.
  • Heart and lung conditions: congestive heart failure, interstitial lung diseases and pneumonia.

Signs of Lymphedema

  • Pain, heaviness and reduced mobility.
  • Perceived disfigurement is one of the main concern for a major sector of lymphedema patients.
  • Secondary complications like stiff joints, weak muscles, back /neck pains, skin infections wounds and ulcers.

Our program at PVC (Physio Village Clinics)

PVC (Physio Village) Physiotherapy Clinic Brampton and Oakville offers prompt and effective care for patients with lymphedema. Our lymphedema therapist is an experienced and qualified clinical specialist certified in Complex Decongestive Therapy (CDT) and specifically trained in the Vodder- Folde Method, an internationally well-known treatment method.

CDT combines Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), compression bandaging, decompression exercises and meticulous skin care.

Bioflex LASER therapy is a proven method that is widely used with lymphedema patients.

Exercises and weight loss programs are used to promote faster recovery and prevent complications.

We provide a High Level of Care in the Treatment of Lymphedema that includes:

  • One on one treatment.
  • Home care programs.
  • Patient and family education.
  • Access to community services and vendors.

We are an ADP authorizer

our lymphedema therapist is an ADP (Assistive Device Program) authorizer for (compression garments/stocking for Lymphedema).

What is ADP?

A program operated by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care which provides funding to Ontario residents who have long-term physical disabilities. The ADP covers 75 % of the costs of compression garments/stocking.

Our therapist can help you to get those items to help with your therapy.

At PVC (Physio Village) Physiotherapy Clinic in Brampton and Oakville, our dedicated lymphedema therapist specializes in Complex Decongestive Therapy (CDT) and the Vodder-Folde Method, globally recognized approaches.

We employ Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), compression bandaging, decompression exercises, and meticulous skin care as part of this comprehensive treatment method.

We also harness Bioflex LASER therapy and emphasize tailored exercises and weight loss programs to expedite recovery while reducing complications. Our patient-centric care involves one-on-one treatment, customized home care programs, extensive patient and family education, and seamless access to community services and vendors.

As an added benefit, our lymphedema therapist is authorized under the Assistive Device Program (ADP), enabling lymphedema patients to access funding for compression garments/stockings. Supported by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the ADP covers 75% of the costs for these essential items, and our therapist can guide you through the process, ensuring you receive the support you need for your lymphatic massage in Oakville and Brampton.

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FAQs

Common signs of lymphedema include swelling, pain, heaviness, and reduced mobility, impacting patients' daily lives significantly. Many lymphedema patients also face perceived disfigurement, joint stiffness, weak muscles, and skin complications. Lymphatic massage in Oakville and Brampton can help alleviate these symptoms and improve the quality of life for patients.

Complex Decongestive Therapy (CDT) is a comprehensive approach to treating lymphedema. It combines techniques like Manual Lymph Drainage, compression bandaging, decompression exercises, and meticulous skin care. In Oakville and Brampton, lymphatic massage therapists use CDT to effectively manage lymphedema, reducing swelling and discomfort for patients.

Bioflex LASER therapy is a valuable addition to lymphedema treatment in Oakville and Brampton. It aids lymphedema patients by promoting tissue healing and reducing inflammation. The therapy enhances overall lymphatic system function, complementing treatments like lymphatic massage to provide comprehensive care and improve patients' quality of life.

Exercise and weight loss programs are crucial in lymphedema recovery and prevention. They enhance lymphatic circulation, reduce swelling, and improve mobility. Combined with therapies like lymphatic drainage massage in Brampton and Oakville, they contribute significantly to managing lymphedema, minimizing complications, and ensuring a better quality of life for patients.