M.E.N.D. - Post-cancer and lymphedema rehabilitation program
Highly specialized, complex decongestive therapy to treat and manage lymphedema
The M.E.N.D (Mobilize, Educate, Normalize and Detect) physical therapists and speech-language pathologists use highly specialized techniques to restore proper lymph function and range of motion, and normalize use of areas affected by scar tissue, radiation or surgery.
Available M.E.N.D. services include:
- addressing musculoskeletal problems and pain after surgery and nerve irritability from chemotherapy and radiation.
- treatment for non-cancerous swelling from problems including chronic venous insufficiency, joint replacement surgery, orthopedic injury, recurring leg wounds or limb swelling.
- speech therapy for prevention or treatment of the effects on on speech, eating habits, swallowing skills, and head and neck movement from surgery and radiation.
The M.E.N.D. program begins with an initial, extensive evaluation to identify specific problems and needs. A customized care plan is created to address these needs and outline the therapy process. During therapy, patient-family education and training is emphasized to empower patients to continue their success at home.
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A physician referral is required to receive these services. If you are experiencing abnormal swelling problems with movement, or problems with swallowing or speech, talk to your doctor about the M.E.N.D. program.