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Lymphedema Therapists

Written by Amy Hall
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Locating Certified Lymphedema Therapists

Lymphedema therapists can be located by simply doing a Web search. If you suffer from lymphedema and are wondering what type of lymphedema treatments are available, and where you can find therapists in your area, the Internet is your best search tool. To get started, all you need is a computer and access to the Worldwide Web.

Our recommendation would be to utilize a good search engine, such as Google. You will be prompted to type in some key words that will help to narrow down your search. In this instance, you could use the words "Lymphedema Therapists" or "Lymphedema Treatment", and hit the enter button on your keyboard. All sites that contain relative information will pop up on your screen for you to browse through.

Choosing A Therapist

Once you find a listing of certified lymphedema therapists in your area, you will want to put together a list of questions to ask that will determine how qualified they are. For instance, you would want to ask them where they received their certification, and how many hours of class time and hands-on experience they have under their belt. You should also find out if they are experienced in Manual Lymph Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy.

Additionally, you may want to ask them what type of therapist they are. For example, are they a massage, physical, or occupational therapist? How long do they think you will need to undergo treatment? These are all pertinent questions that you should ask any potential therapist before you begin treatment with them.

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