2500 Mowry Ave., (Washington West Building, 1st floor)
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: (510) 818-6758
Washington Hospital knows how important it is to have convenient access
to care, especially when undergoing lengthy treatment. For those who suffer
from lymphedema, the ability to receive treatment close to home is vital.
Lymphedema is a condition that can lead to excessive swelling of the limbs,
commonly in the arms and legs, but can reach other parts of the body.
The condition can be detrimental to both health and self-image - even
making such tasks as dressing in the mornings more difficult.
The Lymphedema Services staff at Washington Hospital is certified to treat
lymphedema patients, helping each patient learn how to manage the condition
and keep it under control. Through special massage techniques and knowledge
of the latest treatment options, our certified lymphedema therapists and
physical therapists help sufferers regain control and take their lives
back through quality, local care.
Lymphedema Education Class
The Lymphedema Education Series is offered to anyone who is interested
in learning more about the lymph system and lymphedema. The class covers
general information about the anatomy and function of the lymph system.
When: 2nd Tuesday of the month
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Washington Women's Center Conference Room (Washington West, 2500 Mowry Ave.)
If you would like to make an appointment or speak with one of our lymphedema
therapists, please contact the Lymphedema Clinic at (510) 818-6758.
Self Lymphatic Drainage Massage Video for the Arm
Self-lymphatic drainage massage helps to improve the function of the lymphedema
system and helps create new pathways for lymphedema drainage to help decrease
the swelling in the arm. This video provides a visual guide to help patients
and caregivers who have been trained in the massage technique by a lymphedema
Click here for video
More Information for Patients and Families
Informed patients are able to make better decisions about their own health
care. The following links give you access to more information about lymphedema:
National Lymphedema Network
Lymph Notes.com (Information resource)
American Cancer Society