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Lymphedema is an abnormal build up of fluid that can occur in any part of the body.
Most commonly, this appears as swelling in the arms or legs but can also manifest in the neck, trunk, and abdominal regions. Lymphedema may result from cancer and associated treatments, after surgery, after trauma, or as a result of a genetic predisposition. Lymphedema can also accompany venous insufficiency which is a common cause of leg swelling.
At The Chester County Hospital, our Physical Therapists will work with your doctors to determine the cause of this swelling. Our nationally certified therapists will develop an individualized plan of care to help reduce the volume of fluid and improve skin appearance and texture. We then give you the tools to maintain these improvements whether it is your hand, arm, leg, foot, neck, or stomach/trunk.
The techniques we use are research-based and will help you return to your previous level of function. We are available for follow-up after you have completed your treatment regimen in the event that you have questions or continuing need for consultation.
A doctor's prescription is needed for your initial evaluation.
For more information or to schedule your initial evaluation, please contact us at the following locations:
Fern Hill Medical Campus
915 Old Fern Hill Rd
Building A: Suite 4
West Chester, PA 19380
Commons at Oaklands
700 West Lincoln Highway
Exton, PA 19341
Medical Building at New Garden
830 West Cypress Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Last Updated: 5/28/2013