Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT)

This is used primarily in the treatment of lymphedema and venous insufficiency edema. It is a combination of MLD, bandaging exercises and skin care. Also known as CDP, it may involve breathing exercises, compressive garments and dietary measures.

A frequent indication for CDT is lymphedema caused by irradiation or surgery due to cancer. It can relieve edema, fibrosis and the accompanying pain and discomfort.

After each session, your limb will be wrapped in compression bandages to prevent reswelling until the next session. Once the limb is down to the desired size, you will be measured for a custom made compression hosiery type garment and pressure sleeve.