A Program To Help Patients With Therapy
Lymphedema occurs most commonly after surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer and afflicts approximately one percent of the U.S. population (2.5 million Americans), its seriousness is seldom understood in the medical community. Our certified Lymphedema specialists use a program known as Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), sometimes referred to as Complex Decongestive Therapy and is the recognized standard of care for most patients affected by Lymphedema.
Introducing our newest program, reWORK; a structured individualized treatment program utilizing the Baltimore Therapeutic Simulator II, computerized equipment, individuals can track their progress, allowing our patients to safely transition back into the workforce and prevent re-injury.
Wellness 101 is one of the services offered in the ECHRS family that supports our mission.
Our physical therapists focus on independent ambulation, increased strength, endurance, and joint range of motion. Whether our clients require a walker, wheelchair, prosthesis, or no assistive device, we work closely to facilitate safe and confident mobility in home and community environments.
Our occupational therapists incorporate a holistic approach to treatment, addressing our clients' physical, cognitive, psychological, and/or environmental limitations. Occupational therapy uses activities which are meaningful to the client while treating underlying problems such as deficits in strength, joint range of motion, coordination, balance, and cognitive function.
Our speech therapists provide individual treatment programs regarding speech, cognitive, linguistic and swallowing disorders. Therapy focuses on improving language expression and reception, comprehension, reading skills, safe swallowing function, and oral motor skills for more accurate articulation.
Causes include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, infection, obesity, venous insufficiency, trauma, and joint replacement. Symptoms can include swelling of the limbs, heaviness , limitation of movement, repeated infections, skin thickening or hardening and discomfort. Swelling can range from mild changes your arm or leg to extreme changes that make the limb hard to use. Symptoms may not occur until months or years after cancer treatment.
Every patient’s symptoms and response to treatment varies, so the specific course of treatment needs to be specified to the individual. Treatment at Wellness 101:
Our certified Lymphedema specialists use a program known as Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), sometimes referred to as Complex Decongestive Therapy and is the recognized standard of care for most patients affected by Lymphedema.
There are two phases of treatment:
PHASE ONE: Intensive
PHASE TWO: Self-care
Massage & Acupuncture
Enjoy the following services at RENEW:
Therapeutic Massage involves the manipulation of soft tissue to stimulate weak and inactive muscles, improve circulation, and reduce tension. Massage therapy can:
A scientifically-based program of manual medicine, which include:
Wellness 101 has a certified, full time Practical Acupuncture Practitioner on staff. Our most popular types of acupuncture services include:
Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture
This treatment is gaining popularity for those seeking an alternative to face-lift surgery or other procedures.
A form of alternative medicine based on the idea that the ear is a microsystem which reflects the entire body. This type of acupuncture can aid or relieve, smoking cessation, relapse, stress and anxiety.
Involving the use of electrical current for a variety of therapeutic purposes, including pain relief, reduction of swelling, muscle relaxation, speeding up of the healing process, and stimulation of acupuncture points. TENS Unit Therapy stimulates nerves close to the spinal cord, that can help eliminate the sensation of pain. Electrodes are placed on the skin over the area of pain in the back. This creates electrical impulses that travel along nerve fibers and create a tingling sensation.
Helps control the energy or blood flow and proper realignment of the body. Our massage therapist can use either hot or cold stones in therapeutic sessions. Hot stones are typically used for treatments of tight muscles and stress, whereas cold stones help with better blood circulation. Better blood circulation means that your body will flush out all the bad chemicals from your body. Stone therapy is usually not applied alone, but together with other forms of therapy. Acupuncture, as well as aromatherapy is often associated with this therapy.