Rome Memorial Hospital provides a comprehensive program for the evaluation, treatment, and management of lymphedema.Lymphedema therapy can benefit patients with swelling as a result of cancer treatment, diabetes, obesity, venous insufficiency, DVT surgery, or other diseases or injury.The therapy program, known as Complete Decongestive Therapy, consists of four components designed to reduce swelling, maintain the reduction and improve quality of life. It includes:
Our full-time therapist is Megan Jock, PT, DPT, CLT, doctor of physical therapy and certified lymphedema therapist. She was trained at the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy, regarded as the “Gold Standard” for the treatment of lymphedema by the International Society of Lymphology.
An exceptional physical therapist, Megan possesses not only the professional training required to provide high quality care, but also the compassion to help lessen her patients’ anxiety during treatment. Megan will assure that each and every one of her patients receives the individual time and attention they need and deserve.
The key to successful treatment is compliance with the program. It is important for patients to receive treatment on a daily basis during the intensive phase. Treatment sessions are typically 60-90 minutes Monday – Friday for four to five weeks.
The first visit will include education to help you better understand lymphedema and how to maintain results at home following therapy. Compliance with custom compression garments prevents the swelling returning, and maintains the results of therapy.
A physician’s prescription is all that is needed to make an appointment for Rome Memorial Hospital’s Lymphedema Therapy program.
Lymphedema therapy is covered by most major medical insurance carriers, including Medicare and Medicaid. Extended payment plans are available to assist patients with their co-payments. Compression bandages are generally not covered by insurance plans. For more information, contact the Therapy Department at 338-7154.