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.

​​MLD  CLINIC

MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE THERAPY

MLD CLINIC   237 PURCELLS COVE ROAD, HALIFAX, NS  (902) 448 0940