Lymphedema is an abnormal swelling of a body part due to an accumulation of lymph fluid. Lymphedema develops as the result of damage to parts of the body’s lymphatic system. Examples of conditions that may cause lymphedema include cancer, sports injuries, surgery, trauma or infection.
Specially trained therapists advise and work with patients on the best ways to promote circulation and encourage lymphatic system drainage.
Lymphedema Therapy services at Tyrone Regional Health Network are provided by Certified Lymphedema Therapists. For more information about Lymphedema Therapy services please contact the inpatient physical and occupational therapy department at (814) 684-6309.