At PRO Rehabilitation Services, we offer specialized treatment for many types of swelling and edema through our Lymphedema Management Program!

Our physical therapy team performing lymphedema management have had specialized training and experience and are certified in lymphedema treatment by various schools. They call us the "swelling specialists", as we help patients reduce painful and limiting swelling of their legs, arms, or face. We also help to improve mobility, and improve overall function!


Physical Therapy Orthopedic Experience + Lymphedema Experience = Your Success!

When your physician wants physical therapy treatment and swelling care, you don’t have to choose one or the other - we can treat BOTH simultaneously!

What is Lymphedema?

Lymphedema is the chronic swelling of tissue due to an abnormal accumulation of protein rich fluid due to damage of the Lymphatic System. Lymphedema can occur anywhere in the body, but is most common in the arms and legs.

What are the symptoms of Lymphedema?

Lymphedema may be accompanied by a feeling of heaviness or tightness, difficulty moving, hard skin, folds developing on the skin, pain, or discomfort.

Left unmanaged, lymphedema can cause serious complications, including:

  • Increased risk of infection in the swollen area, because the cells that prevent infection aren’t well circulated in that part of the body.
  • Stiffness or soreness in the affected area.
  • Loss of functional mobility and the ability to accomplish daily activities of living.

Who could benefit from Lymphedema Therapy?

Patients requiring Aftercare for cancer related surgeries including:
Total Mastectomy
Lymph Node Biopsy
Breast Reconstruction
Patients requiring Aftercare for cancer treatments:
Patients requiring Aftercare for orthopedic surgeries including:
Total Knee Replacement (TKR)
Total Hip Replacement (THR or THA)
Total Shoulder Replacement
Hand Surgery
Ankle Surgery
Ankle Fracture
Achilles Tendon Tear and Repair
Patients suffering from Chronic Swelling due to:
Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Autoimmune Disease
Vascular Surgery

What treatments are available?

Many doctors recommend Lymphedema Therapy to help achieve swelling reduction of the legs, arms, breast, face, or abdomen following many types of surgery, as well as to improve motion, flexibility, and strength of the involved extremity. The Lymphedema Management Program at PRO Rehabilitation Services provides a safe and comfortable atmosphere to allow swelling reduction, improve skin mobility, integrity, and flexibility, and to restore joint range of motion and strength.

Our Lymphedema Management Program may include:
  • 1 on 1, Hands on Therapy in a private treatment room
  • Skin integrity and care
  • Scar tissue massage and care
  • Sequential massage called Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD)
  • Compression Bandaging
  • Stretching and tissue mobilization
  • Exercise and functional activity
  • Instruction in self-management techniques
  • Compression garment fitting and don/doff instruction
  • Healthy Living instruction, including, sleep hygiene, food selection, posture/positioning, and risk reduction principles.

For questions regarding our Lymphedema program at PRO Rehab, please contact Alana Carusotto, DPT, CLT at 570-823-7761.


Alana Carusotto
Physical Therapist, Certified Lymphedema Specialist


Melissa Frailey
Physical Therapist Assistant, Certified Lymphedema Therapist


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