Lymphedema Therapy

Methodist Jennie Edmundson Lymphedema Center is a National Lymphedema Network (NLN) Sponsoring Treatment Center located at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital.

Treatment is provided by licensed physical therapists who have achieved certification as lymphedema specialists through intensive training.

Patients with lymphedema have an abnormal accumulation of lymphatic fluid, which can cause swelling in the arms or legs as well as other areas of the body.  It can occur due to a deficient lymphatic system or as a result of surgery, radiation trauma or infection.

Advanced treatment for lymphedema

Our Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) is an advanced program for the person with lymphedema, which may include:

  •     Manual lymph drainage
  •     Compression therapy
  •     Exercise
  •     Skin care
  •    Home care
  •     Measurement and fitting of appropriate compression garments


Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
933 E. Pierce Street | First Floor
Council Bluffs, IA 51503