Lymphedema Rehabilitation | MedStar Health

If you are experiencing lymphedema (swelling) in your arms and legs following cancer surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation, our rehabilitation team can help. Physical and/or occupational therapy may be recommended by your physician as part of your lymphedema management plan.

We offer rehabilitation services for patients with:

  • Limited range of motion
  • Weakness of the affected limb
  • Pain
  • Muscle imbalances that may have resulted from surgery
  • Decreased activity levels

When lymphedema presents, the patient is offered a comprehensive approach to restore maximum level of function. Treatment may include:

  • Manual lymphatic drainage and therapy
  • Gradient compression bandaging of the limb
  • A comprehensive exercise prescription for flexibility, strength, and edema management
  • Posture and breathing exercises
  • Aerobic and conditioning exercises
  • Sequential compression pump, if indicated

Our locations

Outpatient locations

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NRH Rehabilitation Network at Bethesda

6410 Rockledge Dr.
Ste. 600
Bethesda, MD 20817

MedStar Health: Physical Therapy at Dundalk

1576 Merritt Blvd.
Ste. 7
Baltimore, MD 21222

MedStar Health: Physical Therapy at Irving Street – Neurorehabilitation Center

102 Irving St., NW
MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital
First Floor
Washington, DC, 20010

MedStar Health: Physical Therapy at McLean

1420 Beverly Road
Ste. 210
McLean, VA 22101

MedStar Health: Physical Therapy at Mitchellville

12158 Central Ave.
Mitchellville, MD 20721

MedStar Health: Physical Therapy at Olney

18109 Prince Philip Dr.
Ste. 155 & 355
Olney, MD 20832

MedStar Health: Physical Therapy at Pasadena

8028 Ritchie Hwy.
Ste. 120
Pasadena, MD 21122

MedStar Health: Physical Therapy at Westminster

412 Malcolm Dr.
Ste. 200
Westminster, MD 21157