LYMPHEDEMA TREATMENTS

INNA EVTOUSHENKO, RMT

Sports Medicine is proud to now offer Lymphedema treatments at our Huronia & Victoria Village locations with our therapist, Inna Evtoushenko. Inna is a Registered Massage Therapist and a Certified Lymphedema Therapist with the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy. She offers treatments ranging fromComplete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), manual lymph drainage (MLD), Swedish massage & aromatherapy, to deeper restorative muscular work such as deep tissue, trigger point and myofascial therapy, necessary to decrease tension and pain. Inna earned her Honours Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto. She graduated with Honours from ICT Kikkawa College of Massage Therapy, where she is currently a supervisor of the neurology student clinic.

Lymphedema is a chronic, manageable, medical condition caused by accumulation of protein-rich lymphatic fluid in the interstitial resulting in persistent and progressive swelling, chronic inflammation, and reactive fibrosis in one or more areas of the body, most often in the limbs.


COMPLETE DECONGESTIVE THERAPY FOR LYMPHEDEMA:

Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) is one of the most effective treatments for lymphedema and other related conditions. CDT is a non-invasive, multicomponent approach which consists of a combination of manual lymph drainage (MLD), compression therapy, decongestive exercises and skin care.

There are two phases of CDT therapy:

Phase 1 (treatment phase) of CDT consists of manual lymph drainage, compression bandaging, remedial exercise, skin care and instructions for self care.

Phase 2 (maintenance phase) of CDT consists of compression garments during the day, bandaging at night, skin and nail care and remedial exercise.


To schedule a CDT assessment, please call 705.734.3340 (480 Huronia Rd.) or 705.722.9981 (Victoria Village, 72 Ross St.).