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Lymphedema Therapy

Lymphedema is swelling caused by the accumulation of lymphatic fluid (i.e., excess protein, cell debris, waste matter, and bacteria) in various parts of the body. Swelling can be caused by a number of reasons including insufficient or damaged lymph nodes and it may be evident at birth, may develop in childhood or may occur following trauma to a specific area.

Our certified lymphedema therapists treat children through complete decongestive therapy.

This four part treatment protocol consists of:

  • Manual Lymph Drainage: This special technique is used to stimulate the flow of lymphatic fluid. The child and family are taught this technique (as well as compression wrapping) so that they can begin to manage the lymphedema at home.
  • Compression Wrapping: Special bandages or garments are used to provide proper compression to support and assist the lymph system.
  • Skin Care: Proper skin care is taught to the family and child.
  • Exercise: Proper exercise also stimulates the lymph system through the movement of muscles and skin. Children and their families are instructed in simple home exercise programs tailored to their needs and interests.

Certified Lymphedema Therapists are available at our Warren location. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Judy Sedlak PT, CLT at (908) 647-8836 or email her at jsedlak@childrens-specialized.org.

Children's Specialized Hospital
200 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(888) 244-5373
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