Lymphedema Therapy Now Offered



Ashley Williams, MS, OTR/L, CLT

Lymphedema Therapy Now Offered

Rehabilitation Services Expands Services

ATLANTIC – The Rehabilitation Services Department at Cass County Health System is now able to offer lymphedema therapy for patients. Ashley Williams, MS, OTR/L, recently became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT).

Lymphedema is a swelling, typically in the arms or legs, which is caused by a trauma, injury or surgery that involved the lymphatic system. For example, it is common to develop lymphedema after a mastectomy or knee replacement because of the removal of lymph nodes during surgery.

“Any disruption to the lymph system can be the trigger for lymphedema,” said Williams. The condition can develop within weeks, or it may be years later that the symptoms first appear.

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