Lymphedema Treatment

Ortho RI offers a comprehensive lymphedema treatment program through Lisa Diebold, MSPT, CLT. Lisa works closely with our patients to develop a comprehensive treatment plan, combining four elements of Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT):

  1. Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)
  2. Compression (bandaging and garments)
  3. Remedial Exercise
  4. Skin Care

There are two phases of lymphedema treatment, intense then transitioning to self-management. The intense phase focuses on MLD treatment and bandaging as well as education regarding skin care, exercise and lymphedema risk reduction practices. During the transition phase, MLD frequency will gradually decrease and recommendations will be made regarding compression garments to be worn daily.

For more information, see the lymphedema section of our Frequently Asked Questions.