The Occupational Therapists at GSHCS develop patient-centered, holistic treatment plans that restore functional ability and promote the return to independent living. Our team includes the following specialties: Wound Care Certified clinicians, Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Certified Cupping Therapist, Graston Technique Specialist, Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner. The OT program works to improve upper body movement and dexterity for increased physical abilities for the ‘job of living.’
Occupational Therapy Treatments
Lymphedema is chronic swelling that results from an insufficient or damaged lymphatic system. Lymphedema often results from: removal of lymph nodes, radiation, trauma, surgery or infection. It mostly occurs in the extremities but may also occur in the face, trunk, abdomen and genitals. If left untreated, this chronic and progressive condition can cause significant swelling of the body part, infection, wounds and impairments in mobility.
The Good Shepherd Treatment Center offers Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), which focuses on reducing the swelling through manual lymph drainage, compression bandaging/garments, decongestive exercises and patient education on self-management.