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Best practices for The Management of Chronic Swelling and Lymphedema
Swelling Solutions staff adhere to current research and best practice in all aspects of care for those with chronic conditions of swelling
In order to safely treat our clients please provide the following with your referral:
1. For lower limb edema, results of vascular studies that include an ABPI and negative results for a DVT. It is clinic policy to have ABPI results before any compression therapy is started.
2. For new upper limb swelling, ultrasound results are requested to rule out ominous blockages.
3. A script for manual lymph drainage massage and compression therapy.
4. Please note, Lymphatic drainage massage is contraindicated with the following:
Untreated cancer (unless for palliative reasons)
Severe kidney dysfunction
recent DVT ( must have confirmation of resolution)
Acute Infection/ cellulitis