Lymphedema …

the accumulation of fluid in an area of the body resulting from a malfunction in the lymphatic system, an important part of your immune system! 

  • 100 million people worldwide suffer from Lymphedema 

  • Anyone can get it, especially after surgery or injury to the lymph nodes 

  • It can occur anywhere in the body, but most commonly the extremities and stomach 

  • It can cause misshapen body parts, pain, & wounds that are susceptible to infection 

  • It can occur at any age 

  • It is often mistaken for obesity or edema 

  • Despite its prevalence it is grossly underfunded 

  • There is no cure and very little awareness 

There is management of this condition and with good education and care: 

…….an individual with Lymphedema can live an active and healthy life! 

Kelly Spears PT & Iveta Doktor-Inglis PT 

Lymphedema Physiotherapists 

Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT) Certified 

Assistive Devices Program (ADP) Authorizers for Lymphedema Garments