Evaluation and Non-surgical Management of Leg Swelling

Do you ever wonder which venous patients you should refer to lymphedema therapy? And what exactly happens once they get there? Hear from clinical experts as they walk through patient evaluation, principles of lymphedema therapy, including demonstrations of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), and guidance on setting patients up for long-term success in managing lymphedema at home.


Jump to specific video sections below:

00:00 – Intro
2:00 – Guide to clinical evaluation of leg swelling
8:37 – Lymphedema patient case review and interview
17:33 – Lymphedema therapy overview for vein specialists
22:14 – CDT Overview Phase 1 in-clinic care
27:28 – CDT Overview Phase 2 home management
34:47 – Stemmer’s sign, false negatives, and fibrosis
35:38 – Demonstration of professional MLD
43:22 – Demonstration of gradient compression, short stretch bandaging
56:50 – When to refer to CDT and Flexitouch
58:11 – Q & A

Presented By

  • Tony Gasparis, MD

  • Julie Green, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, WCC, CLWT

  • Susan Ellenson, PT, CLT-LANA, CWS