Lymphatic Treatment, Newmarket, ON

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We have registered physiotherapists fully certified in combined decongestive therapy and treating with manual integrated lymphatic drainage techniques and management.

The Newmarket Centre for Lymphatic Care (NCLC) is primary care for those in need of mechanical lymphatic treatment.

Now available at East Gwillimbury Physiotherapy.

Lymphatic Treatment in Newmarket, Ontario

What is combined decongestive therapy for individuals with lymphedema and/or related barriers to lymphatic flow and drainage?

There are four components of management:

  1. Manual lymphatic drainage or integrated lymphatic drainage
  2. Compression Therapy – to maximize the drainage benefit and prevent refill. We are certified through the Ministry of Health assistive devices program as authorizers for compression garments to facilitate partial reimbursement of payment for those garments for those who qualify for compression garments through the government.
  3. Individualized custom exercise program, post-cancer rehabilitation program, and self-adjunct lymphatic drainage training.
  4. Skin care education and hygiene tips.

Other benefits of lymphatic treatment:

  • Detoxifies the system
  • Decreases pain
  • Decreases swelling congestion and increases range of motion
  • Fascial release
  • Increases nutrient input to tissues
  • Relaxation response

What is the lymphatic system and function?

The lymphatic system helps maintain homeostasis in the body by:

  • Maintaining fluid volume balance between incoming water, nutrients, fat, waste particles, large proteins, and information transmission throughout the circulatory system.
  • Moving fluid from the tissue and cell spaces to the venous system. This is then returned to the heart, then the lungs, and excess fluid is moved out through the kidneys and bladder and then peed out.
  • Playing an integral role in tissue repair, regeneration and the immune response mechanism in the body.

The lymphatic system consists of initial lymph vessels and pre-collector pathways that lead into collector pathways. Also included in this system are the lymph nodes that collect drainage from the collector pathways.

Lymphedema Care and Staging Guide

This system is magnificently similar to tributaries, streams, and the water pathways on our great earth. The pictures of water tributaries in the land are very representative of the appearance and flow of the lymphatic system in our own bodies.

Components of the lymphatic system:

  • The lymph vessel system largely runs in parallel with the arterial and venous system. However, the lymphatics have very unique characteristics from the arterial and venous systems.
  • The lymph vessel system does not have a central pump.
  • The lymphatic system is not a closed loop; it has fingerlets that start right at the skin’s surface and are extremely fine pathways.
  • The lymphatic node points – lymph nodes
  • The lymphatic organ system: thymus, spleen, tonsils

Why choose East Gwillimbury Physiotherapy?

We have registered physiotherapists fully certified in combined decongestive therapy and treating with manual integrated lymphatic drainage techniques and management.

Our team is proud to serve Newmarket, Ontario and the surrounding communities. Contact us today to learn more about our lymphatic treatment methods.


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