What is Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) and Compression Therapy?

Compression Decongestive Therapy (CDT) is a recommended comprehensive treatment for lymphoedema. The aim of CDT is to reduce the swelling and to prevent re-accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the body part. A critical component is application of Compression Therapy consecutively for an intensive period of time followed by a maintenance period.

Compression therapy may involve Compression Bandaging of the affected body part or Compression Wraps, Compression Stockings and/or Compression Pumps.

Working together with you, our clinician will help you in various ways. For example, to improve your capacity to walk, relieve your pain, exercise, and/or  return to do what is important to you (Tell the clinician at your First Appointment).

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