21st Century Rehab congratulates Elizabeth Meyer for becoming a Certified Lymphedema Therapist!
Elizabeth Meyer, DPT, CLT recently attended the Klose Training, 135 hour Lymphedema training course. Elizabeth learned the skills and knowledge necessary to safely and effectively treat patients with lymphedema using Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT). Components of CDT includes: manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), compression bandaging, skin care, and exercise. MLD is utilized as a way to improve lymphatic flow and function of the lymphatic system, re-route blocked areas into healthy lymph vessels, reduce edema from surgery or sport injury. Compression therapy which is used to increase tissue pressure and improve muscle and joint pump activation. Skin care which is important to in reducing risk for infection, and finally, exercise, which assists with lymph motility and reducing swelling over time.
21st Century Rehab is dedicated to providing a comprehensive suite of services to their clients and Elizabeth joins a great team of Certified Lymphedema Therapists at 21st Century Rehab. To learn more about Lymphedema and our certified lymphedema therapists please view our Lymphedema handout.