What is Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT)?
The combination of MLD with 3 other therapies;
- Compression Therapy
- Multi-layered compression bandages are applied in-between MLD treatments to prevent the re-accumulation of drained fluid. Compression garments can be fitted once the limb is reduced.
- To help further reduce the lymphedema over time, specific exercises are completed with the compression bandages in place. Movements activate your own muscle and joint pumps.
- Skin Care
- Education on appropriate skin and nail care will help to prevent infections that can complicate lymphedema.
The 4 components combined have proven to be a non-invasive, relaxing and highly effective treatment for lymphedema.