Targeted Lymphedema Therapy

Lymphedema is a chronic condition that causes swelling of the arms and legs. This is common in people who have undergone certain surgeries, infections and injuries that affect the lymph fluid. Lymphedema treatment can be done for post-injury and postoperative swelling or edema.

There are many ways our physical and occupational therapists can help you reduce swelling and control the pain associated with this condition. A few modalities that can be integrated into your treatment plan include:

  • Massage techniques, including manual lymph drainage, that can encourage reduction of lymph fluid in your arms or legs
  • Exercises that move the affected limb in ways that encourage drainage to make everyday activities easier
  • Wrapping and compression techniques that can reduce pain and swelling

Comprehensive Approach to Patient Care

We want you to feel relief while you’re working directly with a member of the MOPT team, but we also want you to feel relief after your appointment. That’s why we offer a comprehensive approach to patient care.

In addition to offering traditional therapy services that are targeted to the limbs that are affected, we also offer other services to help ease the symptoms of lymphedema. Aquatic therapy can be a great way to get your limbs moving if you struggle with land-based exercises, while acupuncture has the ability to reduce swelling.

Every patient, no matter what treatment you’re receiving, will also receive ongoing education about their condition, as well as guidance in exercises and stretches that can be done at home to experience relief in between appointments.

You can learn more about lymphedema therapy in Chula Vista by contacting MOPT. Give us a call or fill out our online form and a member of our staff would be happy to answer your questions.

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Additional Services

We offer a wide variety of services to athletes, surgical patients, seniors, and anyone who wants to reduce pain and maximize their mobility and function.

What Our Patients Are Saying

Michael Stein & Joe Bailey are the best! They are not only really nice guys, but exceptional therapists. Their organization is, without a doubt, the best in the Chula Vista area.

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Hands down the best physical therapy facility and treatment I have ever received. The staff is friendly and welcoming and will work with you to ensure that you get better. Overall the best experience I've had with physical therapists!

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This office took care of me for almost 10 years, through 4 surgeries getting back to as close to normal as possible considering where I was when I came in. All I learned has helped me to maintain my health for many years, and counting!

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Being an athlete it was reassuring to know that Mike and Curtis wanted to help me get back to the same level I was performing at in my sport and not just to minimize the pain. They gave me the confidence to return to my sport without fear of reinjury.

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Eastlake Office

955 Lane Avenue, Suite 201
Chula Vista, CA 91914
(619) 421-9521
Fax: (619) 421-9568

Rancho Del Rey Office

885 Canarios Court, Suite 110
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 656-5102
Fax: (619) 656-5103

East County Office

1571 N. Magnolia Ave. Suite 212
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 975-2730
Fax: (619) 975-2720

Orthopedic physical therapy is both a science and an art that focuses on improving the function of the human body. Therapeutic techniques can target muscles, bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments, depending on the patient’s unique challenges. It nearly always includes manual, hands-on therapy from a licensed physical or occupational therapist, but a comprehensive approach, like the one offered at MOPT, also includes patient education and individualized therapeutic exercise programs that can be practiced at home. Treatment can also include therapies such as aquatic therapy, acupuncture, and AlterG therapy. When searching for “manual physical therapy near you,” your search starts and ends with MOPT! Allow our licensed physical and occupational therapists to help you improve function, restore flexibility, and enhance your mobility in a friendly and professional patient-centered atmosphere.