If you are struggling with the effects of lymphedema, we are here to help. Kim Marshall, DPT, CLT, has been treating lymphedema patients for more than 10 years, offering compassionate and professional care personalized for each individual. Our Orange office exclusively treats lymphedema patients, both male and female with private treatment rooms available.

Early detection is key

In the early stages of lymphedema, when the swelling is mild, it can often be managed by compression garments, exercise, and elevation of the affected limb to encourage lymph flow. For more severe swelling, a treatment called “complete decongestive therapy”  is used. The initial step often includes manual lymphatic drainage, which feels like a light form of massage and helps improve the flow of lymph from your arm or leg. This is followed by compression bandaging that helps to reduce the swelling. The size of your limb will be carefully monitored throughout your treatment sessions.

Lymphedema: more than just breast cancer patients

Unfortunately, lymphedema can occur in a variety of areas in the body, that have been treated for cancer with radiation and/or surgery affecting the lymph nodes.  These areas include:

  • Head and neck
  • Groin or pelvic region
  • Abdomen
  • Chest

Education and self management is stressed 

Once the effected area has decreased to the desired size, we will work with you to develop a home-based routine to manage your lymphedema.  This will include developing a safe and sensible exercise program that will increase your physical fitness without unnecessarily straining your affected arm or leg, updating your compression garments to ensure proper fitting, working with you to find the type of garment that best meets your need, and educating you about proper diet to decrease fluid buildup in your tissues and skin care to reduce the risk of infection.

Two Convenient Locations

Orange Contact Info

894 W. Town & Country
Bldg. F
Orange, CA 92868

Phone: 714.547.1140

Fax: 714.547.1144

Web: ProgressivePTandRehab.com

    Send an Email to Orange Office

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

Costa Mesa Contact Info

129 W. Wilson Str. #202
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Phone: 949.631.0125

Fax: 949.631.0127

Web: ProgressivePTandRehab.com

    Send an Email to Costa Mesa Office

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

We Succeed Where Others Fail

We are Here to Help. Contact us Today.

Orange Office: 714.547.1140

Costa Mesa Office: 949.631.0125