Hands-on, collaborative therapy that provides relief, allowing you to live the life you desire.
The swelling, discomfort and pain experienced by those with lymphedema can now be effectively managed through evidence-based treatments provided by a certified PhysioCare lymphedema specialist.
Whether the result of cancer, cancer treatment, injury, surgery or genetics, physical therapist Becky Miller, PT, DPT, CLT, is specially trained to provide lymphedema sufferers with individualized treatment plans that provide relief, putting them on a path toward a lifestyle they desire.
What is Lymphedema?
Lymphedema is an incurable, often progressive condition that’s caused by a blockage in the lymphatic system, leading to swelling in an arm or leg. This blockage is often the result of the removal of or damage to a lymph node during breast, cervical and prostate cancer treatments, though some people are simply predisposed to the condition.
With the swelling often comes achiness, soreness, pain and a limited range of motion, affecting a person’s ability to live life the way they want to.
How does Physical Therapy help?
Physical therapists specially trained to treat people with lymphedema (like Becky) can help clients experience a reduction in swelling, discomfort and pain, along with an improved range of motion. She does this by providing individualized treatments that may include:
- Manual lymphatic drainage and massage
- Compression therapy using bandages and special garments
- Customized exercise programs
- Hygiene and skin care
- Personalized education
The PhysioCare Difference
A long-time member of the PhysioCare Physical Therapy team, Becky Miller, PT, DPT, CLT, became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist in 2016. The 135-hour certification training provided Becky with an opportunity to combine her skills as both a physical therapist and a massage therapist for the benefit and relief of lymphedema sufferers.
Got questions? Just ask!
We encourage you to contact us regarding your condition. Please call or stop by our clinics to speak with one of our spine care specialists. We look forward to partnering with you!