Lymphedema Treatment Edmonton | Instep® Physical Therapy

Before and After Photos

Lymphedema Treatment Edmonton | Instep® Physical Therapy

Before and After Photos

30 minutes session

  • Consultation
    $85
  • MLD Massage
    $63

45 minutes session

  • MLD Massage
    $78.75
  • FSM Massage
    $110.25

60 minutes session

  • MLD Massage
    $105.00
  • FSM Massage
    $136.50
  • CDT Massage
    $115.50

75 minutes session

  • MLD Massage
    $131.25
  • CDT Massage
    $147.00

90 minutes session

  • MLD Massage
    $147.00
  • CDT Massage
    $162.75

120 minutes session

  • MLD Massage
    $189.00
  • CDT Massage
    $183.75

Before and After Photos

Primary Lymphedema

The following photographs illustrate the presentation of a unilateral primary lymphedema. This particular individual had her lymphedema suddenly onset around 12 years of age after being bite by a mosquito while travelling in the Middle East. Her parents were unable to get a proper diagnosis until she was 18 years of age. Initially it was diagnosed as filariasis more commonly known as elephantiasis. It was not until some years after that she was properly diagnosed with primary lymphedema.

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Between August 2002 and July 2009 this individual was treated with repeated sessions of Combined Decongestive Therapy that were successful in reducing her volume to within 600 ml of her unaffected limb volume. She continued to manage the lymphedema with regular manual lymphatic drainage, compression garments and exercise. During this time however she experienced a number of bouts of cellulitis and one open wound that required excising.

In 2009 we arranged for her to be treated at the Wittlinger Clinic in Walchsee, Austria on the condition that they arrange an appointment with Dr. Baumeister, a leading edge surgeon in Munich, Germany.   At the time Dr. Baumeister had recently begun performing microsurgery to transplant lymphatic vessels from the unaffected limb to the affected limb for the treatment of lymphedema.

Following an appointment with him and a number of tests it was determined that she was eligible for the microsurgical procedure. After another year of treatment in Edmonton she returned to Munich and had two lymphatic vessels transplanted from her right leg to her left leg. Following the surgery she returned to Canada where we measured her limb volume every 4 weeks for approximately 14 months. No MLD treatment was performed although she continued to wear compression garments during that time.

During the 14 months her limb volume reduced approximately 2 litres without treatment. She then returned to Munich where Dr. Baumeister performed a debulking procedure to remove excess fat that had accumulated in her affected leg since the onset of the lymphedema.

The following photograph was then in 2012 approximately 6 months after the debulking surgery.

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Secondary Lymphedema

The following photo was taken of this client in May 2009 after being discharged from the hospital following a vehicle running over her left leg and pelvis. The leg sustained a crush injury with considerable abrasions and edema.

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She began receiving Combined Decongestive Therapy in July 2009 as her left leg remained approximately 400 ml larger than her unaffected right leg. Elevation and compression were not effective in reducing the volume.

Following a 10 day Combined Decongestive Therapy series her left leg volume returned to normal size. She continues to receive regular manual lymphatic drainage to manage her lymphedema and wears compression on occasions when her limb maybe stress or the presence of edema becomes evident.

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Gail Matheson, PhD
Gail Matheson, PhD
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I’ve been going to see Lee Saunders for several years for massage thèrepy and he is the best there is. Hands down (so to speak). Salutaris is a very comfortable, clean and welcoming environment. Prices are competitive. Salutaris (and Lee) are well worth visiting.
Julie Barnett
Julie Barnett
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The most impressive thing about Salutaris is that massage is not just a physical, one dimensional activity. At the clinic, massage is a molding and a healing, a bringing back together of body, mind and soul. I see the goal as wanting to return these three to perfect harmony. I have had a few other massage therapists who are very adept at massage therapy. I have never left feeling as whole as when I leave Salutaris.
Dr. Michael Taciuk
Dr. Michael Taciuk
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I had hip resurfacing done – it’s called the Birmingham procedure – on my right hip. I went for Manual Lymph Drainage treatment to see if it would help my recovery. And it did. I was treated very professionally, but also very gently. I felt comfortable and confident that this was the right place for me to be. And the treatment worked. It made me feel better and certainly helped me recover from surgery more quickly.
Bob MacDonald
Bob MacDonald
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I had surgery on my knees. The pain was so intense that people told me it hurt to watch me walk. I knew a little about lymphatic drainage, and thought it might help after surgery. It did. It was fantastic. I could literally see the swelling go down. The therapist drained the equivalent of a bottle of wine in a week. I healed much quicker. The surgeon was amazed I could return to my job, running up and down steel ladders. I’d been terrified I wouldn’t be able to work there again.
Myron Penner
Myron Penner
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“When I first came to Salutaris, I was very skeptical of the MLD technique – but was desperate and willing to try anything. My hip and lower legs were agony from an inflamed disc. I tried other forms of massage and acupuncture but nothing was effective. Since I started MLD and massage therapy at Salutaris I’ve got consistently better. I’m now sleeping through the night and am almost completely off pain medication. As a sufferer of chronic low-back pain, I’ve found this has been the most effective treatment by far.”
Cruise Dleifsnam
Cruise Dleifsnam
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Highly recommend. Nice secretary and they served me well. Felt way better leaving. Her husband had a concussion like me but worse. We had a good talk for like 10 minutes over the phone. So nice of her to take that little extra time and have a great customer bond like that. They truly care about their clients. Give them Your business. Will be seeing you again one day.
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30 minutes session

  • Consultation
    $85
  • MLD Massage
    $63

45 minutes session

  • MLD Massage
    $78.75
  • FSM Massage
    $110.25

60 minutes session

  • MLD Massage
    $105.00
  • FSM Massage
    $136.50
  • CDT Massage
    $115.50

75 minutes session

  • MLD Massage
    $131.25
  • CDT Massage
    $147.00

90 minutes session

  • MLD Massage
    $147.00
  • CDT Massage
    $162.75

120 minutes session

  • CDT Massage
    $183.75