CDT treats INJURY, CHRONIC SWELLING
It's an effective therapy process that repairs and stabilizes
CDT typically works like this:
- MLD therapy - 4 to 5 times per week. This removes cellular debris and reduces swelling.
- Compression wrapping - Compression bandages and comfort foam are applied directly following MLD. They remain on in between MLD sessions to continue to pump fluid out of your tissues
- Re-wrapping - With each session the wrapping is re-done to conform to the now-reduced area. This process may take 1 to 4 weeks, depending on the severity of the swelling and the nature of the trauma or disease.
- Compression garments - Are generally needed for lymphedema and lipedema cases. Custom-fitted garments are made for specifically for you; to ensure your comfort and ease of movement
What you should know:
- Major injury and surgical recovery benefits from 1 to 2 weeks of CDT.
- Lymphedema, lipedema or large-scale trauma usually requires 3 to 4 weeks.
- Compression wrapping remains on 24 hours a day during the CDT process (except in certain cases). Wrapping is removed by the therapist at your session.
- The MLD Clinic offers a shower service so you can get refreshed during your recovery process. We aim to please!
- You'll have laundry! Compression wrapping must be washed after use and removal to maintain its elasticity. Two sets of compression wrapping allow you to alternate supplies between therapy sessions.
- CDT, like MLD, is covered by most insurance companies. Compression wrapping may also be, but isn't always. Compression garments are generally covered. Check with your insurance provider.
MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE THERAPY
MLD CLINIC 237 PURCELLS COVE ROAD, HALIFAX, NS (902) 448 0940