Yes we can. We've specialized in the treatment and management of swelling for over 15 years. Acute and chronic swelling comes along with many health issues, including injury, disease, cancers and surgery. We see it all.
Lymphedema is very responsive to therapy and there's lots you can do. An initial assessment determines if you indeed have lymphedema (or another swelling issue) and its stage of progress. It's a great opportunity to experience MLD therapy, discuss the best therapy options for your situation and get some answers.
No. Certified MLD therapists can assess and treat your swelling without a referral. Having said that, GPs, surgeons and specialists refer their patients to us regularly.
Everyone! We've treated clients as young as three weeks, and as young-at-heart as 99 years.
Yes. MLD therapy is covered by most insurers under the massage therapy category.
Direct billing is only available for open/active MVA (motor vehicle accident) insurance claims. We also provide clinical assessments and treatment plan reports for insurers and lawyers if you're in the process of seeking a claim.
A 75-minute initial assessment and MLD therapy session is $140.00 after taxes. Sixty-minute therapy sessions are $112.00 after taxes. Your therapy costs will depend on the nature of your swelling and the treatment plan you choose.
Yes you can! We follow the Nova Scotia Department of Health's health and safety protocols to keep us all safe. This includes mandatory masks, health screens, and lots and lots of extra cleaning.
Yes, the two therapies are different and meant for different health needs. Generally, conventional massage therapy addresses tight, sore tendons and muscles for rehab and relaxation. Lymphatic massage (MLD) treats and manages acute or chronic swelling by encouraging the movement of lymphatic fluid.
MLD techniques are unique; using significantly less pressure and force than other physical therapies. MLD therapists are trained and credentialed specifically for lymphatic massage (including re-certification every two years). Currently there are less than two dozen certified MLD therapists across Nova Scotia.
Our clients say it's gentle and relaxing - and it effectively relieves and manages their swelling. MLD therapy is provided on a comfortable treatment bed in a calming, quiet space. Therapy techniques are hands-on, light, repetitive and soothing.
Yes. MLD (manual lymphatic drainage) is a clinical term for lymphatic massage therapy. By either name, the goal is the same: to reduce and relieve your swelling.
We recommend a coordinated approach. Acute swelling from injury or surgery often holds back recovery and rehab efforts. Simply: until the swelling recedes your range of motion and flexibility are impacted. MLD stimulates lymph and blood flow to speed tissue repair and relieve swelling. Go, team work!
We treat people immediately post surgery to provide pain and swelling relief, as well as promote tissue healing, reduce scarring and improve mobility. Once you're able to attend therapy, we're ready for you. We also see people in the weeks and months following surgery. Call us to discuss your recovery plan.
Call us! MLD therapy can reduce the pain and swelling (in your knees, hips etc.) while you await a surgery date. While we won't 'fix' your problem, therapy provides a good level of relief to keep you moving better and make your waiting seem shorter.
Yes. Terry Kemp is a certified expert compression garment fitter with over 15 years fitting experience. We can advise on the best type and style of garment for your needs and take your measurements for both ready-made and custom compression garments.
Compression garments are an essential part of your wardrobe when you live with chronic swelling from lymphedema, lipedema and poor leg circulation (CVI). Garments prevent the return of uncontrolled swelling, improve your circulation and more.
Compression garments are made to last 4-6 months with daily wear. After that, they lose elasticity, don't help to contain your swelling as needed, and should be replaced.
Yes. Many plans cover compression garments; usually 1-2 every six months/2-4 garments every year. It's best to check with your insurer about your specific coverage.
Absolutely. Compression garments are meant to support you during work, leisure and play. Garments should be worn all day, every day, but not at night. Some people also have special nighttime compression garments when necessary.