Lymphedema is a disruption in the normal flow of lymph resulting in an accumulation of proteins
This is someone who is born with an abnormality in their lymphatic system
This is a Lymphedema which is caused by something else, i.e: secondary to an injury
This is a shortened version of the treatment steps, more indepth discussion will take place on consultation. laosa.co.za
CDT helps the impaired or damaged lymphatic system to function better and reduces the collection of lymph fluid in the swollen limb. This type of treatment does not ‘cure’ the problem and it needs to be maintained regularly.
Manual lymph drainage (MLD) is a very specific, gentle massage technique that involves ‘soft tissue mobilisation’ at a superficial and/or deep level of the lymphatic system and aims to move fluid away from the swollen areas. It is unlike other massages (e.g. sports massage, normal physiotherapy massage,
This involves the use of multi-layered lymphoedema bandaging (MLLB). Lymphoedema bandaging or wrapping is a multi-layered system of various sizes of short stretch, non-elastic pure cotton bandages.