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Edema Therapy at Praktijk Brouwersgracht in Amsterdam’s Jordaan

Our Edema Therapy is a specialised physical therapy treatment to help decrease edema and keep it from coming back.

Edema (swelling) can cause symptoms throughout the body. For example, if you suffer from a swollen ankle(s) or a sore knee(s), it may be that moisture has accumulated in the affected part of the body. The edema physiotherapist at Praktijk Brouwersgracht in the Jordaan, can solve your problems and give advice.

Treatment of edema

Edema Therapy is intended for people who experience discomfort caused by excess fluid in the affected area. Such excessive accumulation of fluid is called edema. Many patients who suffer from an edema, experience a heavy or tired feeling, for example, in their arms or legs, thick, swollen ankles or a tense feeling in the vicinity of their elbows. Edema can occur anywhere in the body and has many causes. In order to prevent a further increase in the edema, physical therapy is necessary. Our edema physiotherapists have specialised in the treatment of lymphedema and venous edema.

For treatment Edema Therapy you will need to obtain a referral letter from your GP or specialist.

Treatment method

Before making an appointment with our edema physiotherapist, we recommend that you first contact your doctor. In the case of edema, this can be a symptom of certain diseases of the heart, kidneys or liver. Edema Therapy consists of several treatment methods including manual lymphatic drainage (a form of massage), exercise and compression therapy, fascia therapy, lymph taping and self-care techniques.