Complete Decongestive Therapy "CDT"
Lymphedema treatment unit
What is lymphedema?
Lymphedema is a chronic disease, result in pathological accumulation of protein rich fluids accompanied by many other complications.
Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) is the most successful treatment of such complicated scenario.
At RAPHAEL LYMPHEDEMA TREATMENT UNIT we offer you CDT with certified lymphedema therapist in professional, efficient and effective way.
What is CDT?
Complete Decongestive Therapy "CDT" is a conventional therapy "non surgical - non pharmacological" is a multi steps treatment composed of:
1- Manual Lymph Drainage "MLD"
It is a form of gentle superficial massage that stimulate the lymphatic system and the lymphatic anastmosis to get rid of congested lymph fluids was established by Dr.Emil Vodder and Estrid Vodder at Denmark in 1930.
2- Skin care:
As lymphedema patients skin is subjected to chronic wounds, dryness and other pathological changes that requires special care and hygiene to optimize results.
3- Compression therapy:
Which is done through short stretch bandages at the intensive phase of treatment and requires extensive training and clinical skills to make successful safe compression, later the compression therapy is done through flat knitted made to measure stocking to keep the results and the new decongested limb size.
4- Free active aerobic exercises:
Aim to increase pumping due to increased working pressure under the bandage, also researches founded that the lymphatic system capacity increase by exercise.