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Lymphedema Treatment and Outpatient Rehabilitation

Lymphedema is chronic swelling caused by protein-rich fluid retained in the cells of the body. These proteins are usually transported throughout the body by lymph channels. The channels in the lymphatic system can be blocked or damaged by trauma, surgery, chemotherapy or radiation. This damage leads to an accumulation of lymph fluid causing swelling, pain, and inflammation. Lymphedema does not always occur immediately after cancer treatment or trauma.

Many people have been told that nothing can be done for lymphedema. Although there is not a cure, the condition can be managed. Lymphedema specialists can ease the build up of fluid with manual lymphatic drainage techniques, compression, and exercise. Swelling can be reduced and life improved with regular treatment. At Princeton Baptist, a certified lymphedema physical therapist provides manual lymph drainage and complete decongestive therapy, the safest and most effective treatment for lymphedema.

Reimbursement and Referral Information
Princeton Baptist Outpatient Rehabilitation services, including compete decongestive therapy for lymphedema, are approved for reimbursement from Medicare, Medicaid, most Managed Care Organizations, and most private commercial carriers. Referrals for Princeton Baptist Outpatient Rehabilitation services are accepted directly from physicians.
Princeton Baptist Outpatient Rehabilitation is located in POB III on the first floor near Griffin's Pharmacy. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

If you have questions about Princeton Baptist's Outpatient Rehab Services, please call 1-877-222-7847 or Email Us!

Other Princeton Baptist Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
In addition to Lymphedema Physical Therapy, Princeton Baptist Outpatient Rehabilitation provides high quality physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services to meet each patient's needs. Our experienced therapists treat physical problems to help patients return to activities that are important to them. We work with each patient to gain pain-free movement of the entire body through manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercise, education, and use of modalities.

Manual Therapy Techniques are used to decrease pain and increase mobility of the spine and other joints, such as the knee and shoulder, through skilled movements of the joints and soft tissue mobilization.

Therapeutic Exercise is used to help patients gain pain-free mobility, strength, flexibility, endurance, coordination, relaxation, and function.

Education is used to improve each patient's ability to avoid pain and injury while performing activities of daily living.

Modalities (i.e., Cold/Heat Therapy, TENS, Interferrential Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound, Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation, Iontophoresis, Paraffin) are used to improve function by reducing pain, swelling, and stiffness.

Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy offer services that benefit patients with the following:

  • sprains, strains, bursitis, tendonitis
  • arthritis
  • back/neck problems and sports-related injuries
  • bone fractures and physical impairments following surgeries such as joint replacements
  • foot problems, including those needing special shoe inserts or customized orthotics
  • hand and elbow problems, including those requiring splints
  • weakness from medical conditions, such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, heart and/or lung problems, osteoporosis
  • difficulty walking
  • balance problems
  • nerve problems, such as stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease
  • fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndromes
  • amputations
  • wounds and minor burns
  • symptoms following mastectomies
  • lymphedema
  • speech and swallowing problems
  • problem-solving and perceptual problems

Reimbursement and Referral Information
Princeton Baptist Outpatient Rehabilitation services, including Compete Decongestive Therapy for lymphedema, are approved for reimbursement from Medicare, Medicaid, most Managed Care Organizations, and most private commercial carriers. Referrals for Princeton Baptist Outpatient Rehabilitation services are accepted directly from physicians.

Princeton Baptist Outpatient Rehabilitation is located in POB III on the first floor near Griffin's Pharmacy. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

If you have questions about Princeton Baptist's Outpatient Rehab Services, please call 1-877-222-7847 or Email Us!

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