Tidewater Physical Therapy is pleased to announce that it has expanded its lymphedema therapy services, now offering the specialty in the Kempsville clinic in Norfolk and adding a second lymphatic therapist to the team at the Hidenwood clinic in Newport News.
“We pride ourselves in offering comprehensive physical therapy services and by adding Lymphedema, we are supporting our patients even more,” said Pete Elser, PT, MSPT, OCS, CMTPT, Clinical Director of the Kempsville location, which is taking appointments now and will start the treatments Oct. 7.
Lymphedema occurs when the natural drainage function of the lymphatic system is impaired, often by cancer treatment, trauma, or genetic predisposition, and fluid builds up in the tissues. That build up – lymphedema – can lead to stiffness, pain and infection.
Tidewater Physical Therapy’s certified lymphatic therapists are trained to naturally rid patients of the trapped fluid using Complex Decongestive Physical Therapy.
“Having lymphedema can be a scary and unknown diagnosis for many patients, whether they are born with it or develop it later in life,” said Ken Morris, PT, DPT,CMTPT Clinical Director of the Hidenwood and MaGruder locations. “For some, it can greatly impact their quality of life. Which is why we’ve added to our team here. Our patients are seeing real results from the therapy and education we provide.”
Lymphedema therapy services are available at the following Tidewater Physical Therapy clinics:
12655 Warwick Blvd., Ste. B Newport News, Virginia 23606
7151 Richmond Rd., Ste. 101 Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
204 Gumwood Drive, Smithfield, Virginia 23430
6161 Kempsville Circle, Ste. 250
(Halifax Building)Norfolk, Virginia 23502
Many of the physical therapists at Tidewater Physical Therapy Inc. hold Direct Access Certification through the Virginia Board of Physical Therapy, making them available to evaluate and treat patients without a prescription from a physician.