Dr. Curri, PT, DPT, CLT, WCC
St. Elizabeth Medical Arts
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(315) 798-8766 or email
7a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with our Adirondack Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy Center, we provide Lymphedema services at St. Elizabeth Medical Arts. Our therapist, Daniel Curri, PT, DPT, CLT, WCC, is Certified in the Gold Standard Treatment for lymphedema (CDT) and in Wound Care through the National Alliance of Wound Care.
Dan will work with you to develop an individualized treatment program using the most current, research-based techniques for primary and secondary lymphedema. Treatment plans will focus on edema reduction, improved skin integrity, infection risk reduction and an overall improvement of your daily life.
You should be screened if you have swelling in one or more of your extremities, such as your arms, legs, abdomen or face.
Contact Dr. Curri, PT, DPT, CLT, WCC to schedule your free screening.
315-798-8766 • email@example.com
What is Lymphedema?
Lymphedema is a disease usually characterized by swelling in one or more areas of the body. This is caused by poor flow of the Lymphatic System.
There may be periods of improvement but without comprehensive treatment the swelling will likely increase over time. Swelling can lead to an increased risk of skin breakdown and impaired mobility. There is no cure for lymphedema; however, this issue can be managed well with the proper treatment.
What is the Lymphatic System?
This is a collection of vessels (lymph vessels) in our body that collect excess lymph fluid (containing proteins, lipids and waste) from the tissues and transport it to the lymph nodes. The lymph nodes have lymphocytes or infection-fighting cells, and also filter out waste products. Excess fluid is then returned to the blood stream.
If lymph vessels become blocked, lymph fluid cannot be carried away from the tissue and localized swelling, or Lymphedma, can occur.