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Relief from Your Lymphedema Symptoms

Feel Like Yourself Again

Lymphedema symptoms like swelling, skin tightness and heaviness, can keep you from doing what you most enjoy. At AdventHealth Ottawa, formerly Ransom Memorial Health, we’d like to help change that. With personalized care to help you return to the things that nourish your spirit, our expert team will use the latest lymphedema treatments to reduce your swelling and help you move with ease. From diagnosis and therapy to making sure you know what to do at home, we’ll guide you on your path to feeling your best.

About Lymphedema Therapy

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Helping You Regain Your Life

Lymphedema treatment isn’t the same for everyone. The expert team at our Ottawa hospital takes the time to understand your symptoms — and how they’ve impacted your life — to create a treatment plan that’s just for you. Drawing from a variety of approaches, your care team will create a Lymphedema therapy program to help you feel like yourself again which may include:

  • Compression therapy
  • Education
  • Manual lymph drainage
  • Nutrition counseling 
  • Personalized exercise guidance
  • Skin and nail care

Our Lymphedema Treatments and Services

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  • Manual Lymph Drainage

    Light, gentle massage can help remove lymph fluid and improve circulation. Our trained lymphedema therapists specialize in this soothing, hands-on approach.

  • Compression Therapy

    Bandaging and compression garments, such as socks and sleeves, can help improve the flow of lymph fluid. The lymphedema team at our local Ottawa hospital fit you for garments and show you how to bandage swollen areas safely, so you can feel confident in your self-care and reduce swelling.

  • Exercise

    Stretching and light exercise can improve lymph circulation and prevent buildup. Your therapist will design a stretching and exercise routine to improve your range of motion and boost your body’s ability to remove excess fluid.

  • Skin and Nail Care

    Lymphedema symptoms include an increased risk of skin and nail infections, so it's important to take good care of them with a good cleansing and moisturizing routine. We’ll show you how.

  • Nutrition Counseling

    A healthy diet can positively impact many health conditions, including lymphedema. If you’re overweight, the nutrition counselors at AdventHealth Ottawa can help set you up for successful weight loss. Or, if you simply need to maintain a healthy weight, can help you understand how following an anti-inflammatory diet can reduce your lymphedema symptoms.

  • Education

    The more you know, the better you can take care of yourself. We give you one-on-one guidance and support to make sure you know what to do to prevent and relieve swelling and other lymphedema symptoms.

Beyond Lymphedema Care. Whole-Person Care.

Lymphedema doesn’t just affect you physically. It touches all aspects of your life — including your emotional and spiritual well-being. Don’t let a lymphedema diagnosis make you feel self-conscious or stop you from being your best self. As you manage your symptoms and take control of your condition, we’ll cheer you on, offering the encouragement and guidance you need to heal your whole health.