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Lymphedema Treatment

Lymphedema affects the head, neck, trunk/genitals, and/or upper extremities and lower extremities of your body. It is a condition that can be diagnosed by your primary care provider. It develops when the body is unable to remove excess water and protein, resulting in swelling. If left untreated, the excess fluid can bring complications, such as an infection. Horizon’s physiotherapists have specialized training to help patients manage this fluid with a variety of treatments including complete decongestive therapy, meaning manual lymph drainage, compression, exercise, and education on self-management.

  • When attending an appointment, be prepared to expose the affected area in a comfortable setting.
  • It is best to wear comfortable clothing that allows access to the affected joint (knee, shoulder, ankle, etc.) when you come for your appointment.
  • Patients can be referred by their primary care provider/surgeon for physiotherapy treatments. Patients also have the option to self-refer to our department.

Horizon locations offering this service:

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Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital (Fredericton) 700 Priestman St. , PO Box 9000, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5N5 506-452-5400
Queens North Community Health Centre 1100 Pleasant Drive, Minto, New Brunswick, E4B 2V6 506-327-7800

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Miramichi Regional Hospital 500 Water St., Miramichi, New Brunswick, E1V 3G5 506-623-3000

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The Moncton Hospital 135 MacBeath Ave., Moncton, New Brunswick, E1C 6Z8 506-857-5111

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Saint John Regional Hospital 400 University Ave., Saint John, New Brunswick, E2L 4L2 506-648-6000

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Upper River Valley Hospital (Waterville) 11300 Route 130, Waterville, New Brunswick, E7P 0A4 506-375-5900