A Lymphedema Therapist earns an average salary of $60,000 per year.

$44,219 - $81,000
MEDIAN: $60,000

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$35,844 - $93,841  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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Job Description for Lymphedema Therapist

Lymphedema therapists help to mitigate the effects of lymphedema in patients, as there is currently no known cure for the condition. This condition develops when a build-up of lymph fluid occurs in superficial tissues as a result of damages to the lymphatic system, or occasionally as a result of breast cancer treatment.


Lymphedema Therapist Tasks

  • Massage soft tissues to drain the lymph's.
  • Perform therapy to aid in reduction in swelling caused by diagnosis, such as fibrosis, lymphatic issues, or turner syndrome.
  • Record patient response to treatment and progress.
  • Instruct patients how to do at home exercise and self-massage.
  • Wrap and educate patients on compression wrapping techniques.

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
medical benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 25%