Lymphedema Program at Sky Ridge Medical Center
Lymphedema Education, Prevention & Treatment
At Sky Ridge, our Lymphedema Program includes preventative service for post surgical and post radiology patients who are at high risk of developing lymphedema. Other services of our program include:
- Exercise and self-care instruction
- Manual lymph drainage techniques
- Manual therapy techniques for scar tissue
- Bandaging and appropriate garment selection
- Patient education
What is Lymphedema?
Lymphedema is chronic swelling in the arm, leg, the chest or back due to accumulation of protein rich fluid. This is the result of an obstruction of the venous or lymphatic systems. Left untreated, lymphedema can lead to limited mobility, decreased strength, decreased range of motion and lowered self esteem as a result of deformity.
Jennifer Rottler graduated with a BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Health Science Center in 1990, and a BS in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1987. She has more than 15 years of experience in the physical therapy field, including outpatient, hospital and rehabilitation settings. Jennifer has extensive training in advanced manual therapy techniques, women's health issues and lymphedema management. In addition to physical therapy training, she has a certification from the American Council on Exercise as a Clinical Exercise Specialist.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 720-225-1030.