What is Lymphedema?
Women treated for breast cancer who have had lymph nodes removed may be at risk for a particular kind of arm swelling, known as lymphedema. Some patients get symptoms right away, while others may never experience lymphedema or may begin showing signs of the condition many years later.
What can be done to Treat Lymphedema?
Tammee Stebbins, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, is Katzmann Breast Center’s lymphedema specialist. She offers a wide range of therapies for women suffering from this uncomfortable, often debilitating condition. Tammee also provides education about lymphedema, comprehensive manual Vodder massage techniques, specialized bandaging and exercise techniques.
In addition, Tammee offers other types of treatment for extremity range of motion deficits, extremity weakness, pain control, and scar adhesion relief.
Treatment is also available for other diagnosis relating to lymphedema especially in the area of gynecological issues.