Lymphedema Program

If you suffer from lymphedema, you know how it can limit your day. We have a program that can help.

What Causes Lymphedema?

Lymphedema is a swelling caused by damage to your body’s lymphatic system. It can be the result of trauma, surgical removal of lymph nodes in fighting cancer, or simply poor lymphatic drainage. Swelling frequently occurs in the head, neck, limbs, breast, or trunk, and may be short-term, long-term, or intermittent. It can be painful, limiting your mobility and your ability to function normally.

Why Is Early Treatment Important?

If not diagnosed early, lymphedema can be a debilitating progressive condition with no known cure. But early diagnosis and management can prevent lymphedema’s progression and minimize its impact.

How Can Therapy Help?

Our therapists are trained and certified in complete decongestive therapy, including manual lymphatic drainage. They can offer you research-based care to help manage lymphedema’s effects. Our objective is to teach you and your family members how to manage the condition by administering your own treatment.

Following a thorough evaluation of your condition, we’ll develop a treatment plan that may include:

  • Compression (bandaging or using compression garments)
  • Education about the condition, precautions, and skin care
  • Instruction on massage, bandaging techniques, and exercise
  • Manual decongestive lymphatic drainage
  • Recommendations, as appropriate, for long-term support and compression garments
  • Therapeutic exercise

A Physician Order Is Not Required

The state of Ohio Physical Therapy Practice Act and Premier Health both allow patients to be seen via Direct Access. That means no physician order is required.  

However, some insurance companies require a physician order, so check with your insurance plan or ask our team to assist you. 

Locations and Contact Information

Emergency and Trauma care at Atrium Medical Center located at One Medical Center Drive Middletown, Ohio 45005

Middletown, OH

Lymphedema Program at Atrium Medical Center

One Medical Center Dr., Middletown, OH
(513) 974-4523 (513) 974-4523
Operated by Atrium Medical Center

Kettering, OH

Lymphedema Program at Claybourne Medical Center

1525 E. Stroop Road, Kettering, OH
(937) 208-7450 (937) 208-7450
Operated by Miami Valley Hospital
Emergency Center care at Miami Valley Hospital North Campus 9000 North Main Street Englewood, Ohio

Englewood, OH

Lymphedema Program at Miami Valley Hospital North Campus

9000 N. Main St., Englewood, OH
(937) 734-5722 (937) 734-5722
Operated by Miami Valley Hospital
Level 3 Trauma care at Miami Valley Hospital South Campus 2400 Miami Valley Drive Centerville, Ohio 45459
Operated by Miami Valley Hospital

Dayton, OH

Lymphedema Program in Dayton

1715 Brown St., Dayton, OH
(937) 208-6090 (937) 208-6090
Operated by Miami Valley Hospital

Beavercreek, OH

Lymphedema Program in Beavercreek

1244 Meadow Bridge Dr., Beavercreek, OH
(937) 208-7670 (937) 208-7670
Operated by Miami Valley Hospital