OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group

Escanaba, Michigan

Lymphedema Therapy

The therapy team at the OSF Rehabilitation Services Center are specially trained in management of lymphedema, using a combination of skin care, external pressure, isotonic exercise and massage.

The goals of physical therapy in the treatment of lymphedema are:

  1. reduce edema or swelling
  2. improve skin texture
  3. reduce the risk of infection
  4. facilitate independence with self-management