Treatment at Swelling Solutions Lymphatic Health Center
Swelling Solutions Lymphatic Health Center staff provide complete person- centered care. Recognizing that everyone is not the same, we provide individualized plans of care based on a thorough health history and assessment. Mapping potential congested areas and designing a treatment that includes manual lymphatic drainage massage (MLD), breathing techniques, simple joint movements and tissue mobility techniques. We design you a DIY self massage routine based on your personal needs. Our team helps you through the reduction phase of treatment and is there for you when you need us in the maintenance phase.
PROACTIVE MEASURES PROGRAM
Chronic Edema Management
Decongestive therapy involves manual lymph drainage therapy, compression, skin care and exercise. At Swelling Solutions we help you to reduce the size of your limb in the initial therapy stage and are there to support you once you have reached the maintenance phase of swelling management.
Chronic Sinus Congestion Management
Lymphatic drainage is indicated in chronic conditions of sinus irritation. It is clinic policy to consider any sinus infection a contraindication to having lymphatic drainage. Most sinus infections are viral in nature. If however you have been taking antibiotics for a bacterial sinus infection for at least 7 days and improvement is felt, treatment may begin.
Chronic sinus congestion such as occurs with allergies responds well to lymphatic drainage massage treatments.
Other Services Offered
Pain, acute edema and scar management
Post Concussion/ Headaches
Lymphatic drainage massage can be helpful after:
sprain or strain
complex regional pain syndrome
axillary web syndrome (cording)
Once thought not to have lymphatic connections, new discoveries of lymphatic drainage pathways from the brain to the neck region in the recent years are re-writing anatomy books. Lymphatic drainage massage has helped those with post-concussion symptoms
and chronic headaches and migraines since the time of Emil Vodder (founder of the Vodder MLD technique). We now have some more insight as to why.
Assistive Devices Program
Individuals diagnosed with Lymphedema are eligible for funding through the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care's Assistive Devices Program (ADP).
The initial application, changes to garments and biannual re-application require a signature by an authorizer. An authorizer is available at Swelling Solutions. The process involves an assessment and measurement of your limb. There is a fee for this assessment. Please bring your ADP form, signed by a doctor, to the clinic for your appointment.