Upper Extremity Lymphedema Treatment
at Alaska Hand Rehabilitation

Welcome to Alaska Hand Rehabilitation!

At Alaska Hand Rehabilitation, we specialize in providing comprehensive treatment for upper extremity lymphedema. Our dedicated occupational therapists are committed to helping you manage your condition effectively and improve your quality of life.

Understanding Upper Extremity Lymphedema

Upper extremity lymphedema refers to swelling that occurs in the arms or hands due to a blockage or damage in the lymphatic system. It can develop as a result of surgery, radiation therapy, injury, or infection, and can significantly impact your ability to perform daily activities.

Our Approach to Upper Extremity Lymphedema Treatment

Our experienced occupational therapists at Alaska Hand Rehabilitation are trained in various techniques to address upper extremity lymphedema. We offer personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs and goals, which may include:

  1. Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD): Gentle massage techniques to stimulate lymphatic flow and reduce swelling in the arms and hands.
  2. Compression Therapy: Custom-fitted compression garments or bandaging to support lymphatic drainage and manage swelling.
  3. Exercise Therapy: Therapeutic exercises targeting the muscles and joints of the upper extremities to improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
  4. Education and Self-Management: Providing you with essential knowledge and skills to manage your lymphedema independently and prevent complications.
  5. Collaborative Care: Working closely with your healthcare team, including physicians, surgeons, and other therapists, to ensure coordinated and effective treatment.

Schedule an Appointment

Ready to take control of your upper extremity lymphedema and enhance your well-being? Schedule an appointment with one of our skilled occupational therapists today. We’re here to support you on your journey to better health and function.


Lymphology Association of North America https://www.clt-lana.org/