The Rehabilitation Services Department at Cherry Brook Health Care Center is now able to offer lymphedema therapy for patients. Amy Krystofalski, RPT recently became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT).
Lymphedema swelling, typically in the arms or legs, is caused by trauma, injury or surgery that involved the lymphatic system. For example, it is common to develop lymphedema after a mastectomy or knee replacement because of the removal of lymph nodes during surgery. “Any disruption to the lymph system can be the trigger for lymphedema,” said Krystofalski. The condition can develop within weeks, or it may be years later that the symptoms first appear. … Continue Reading