A chronic condition caused from impaired flow of the lymphatic system resulting in swelling of one or more areas in the body, most often the extremities.
The four pillars of Combined/Complex Decongestive Therapy are:
The first step in navigating your Lymphedema journey is a detailed health history review and an assessment from one of our Vodder Lymphatic Therapists.
Lymphedema is a chronic condition caused from impaired flow of the lymphatic system resulting in swelling of one or more areas in the body, most often the extremities. The two classifications are: Primary (congenital) and Secondary (caused by injury to the lymphatic pathways). It is ideal to treat lymphedema in its earlier stages to prevent it progressing into something more serious.
Lymphedema Kingston is the name of our in-clinic compression garment provider and is registered as an Assistive Devices Program (ADP) fitter/vendor. The Application for funding for lymphedema compression can be found under the Forms section. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at any time if you would like more information or have questions.
The following videos are intended for mild to moderate lymphedema of the arms and legs. The videos are meant for existing clinic patients who have been diagnosed with lymphedema by a physician and are actively being treated by a lymphatic therapist at The Midtown Clinic. We recommend that you watch the videos thoroughly first before applying the techniques. If you have any swelling that is new, please refrain from using these videos and contact your physician to assess.
The treatment of Lymphedema begins with a detailed health history review and an initial assessment with a Lymphatic Therapist. Based on the needs of the client a treatment plan will be developed by your therapist.
*The Health History Form is located under the Forms section and can be filled out prior to your appointment.
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