Some patients may experience lymphedema – an accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the tissue – after cancer treatment. Intermountain Healthcare's lymphedema therapy program focuses on reducing swelling and helps patients learn to independently manage their condition.
Lymphedema Therapy Clinics
Intermountain Medical Center
Jon & Karen Huntsman Cancer Center
5121 South Cottonwood Street
Murray, Utah 84157
Phone: (801) 507-3967
Utah Valley Regional Medical Center
1034 North 500 West
Provo, Utah 84604
Phone: (801) 357-7540
Our lymphedema therapists are occupational therapists with advanced training in lymphedema therapy. They are nationally certified through the Lymphology Association of North America, a recognized national leader in lymphatic research.
The lymphedema management program is designed to help individuals manage lymphedema through:
- Re-establishing adequate lymph flow, stimulate the immune system function and reduce fibrotic tissue.
- Help prevent potential risk for future infections.
- Prevent re-accumulation of lymph in the affected body part.
- Train/educate individuals in a home program for the self-management of lymphedema.
- Provide community access to education and support resources.
Our therapists are trained in complete decongestive therapy. This includes utilizing manual lymph drainage, short-stretch compression bandaging (when required), decongestive exercises, skin care and fitting for the appropriate compression arm sleeve/stocking when appropriate.
Focus On Healing Classes
Our therapists have been certified to teach the Lebed Method, Focus On Healing classes to help breast cancer survivors regain full range of motion after breast surgery. The classes provide a supportive, safe environment for women to exercise. This therapeutic program also assists with regaining balance, reduces lymphedema, promotes positive self-image, decreases fatigue, fosters empowerment and reduces depression.