Tidewater Physical Therapy Expands Lymphedema Therapy Services in Newport News, Norfolk

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Tidewater Physical Therapy Lymphedema Therapy Services also available in Williamsburg and Smithfield.

Tidewater Physical Therapy is pleased to announce that it has expanded its lymphedema therapy services, now offering the specialty in the Kempsville clinic in Norfolk and adding a second lymphatic therapist to the team at the Hidenwood clinic in Newport News.

“We pride ourselves in offering comprehensive physical therapy services and by adding Lymphedema, we are supporting our patients even more,” said Pete Elser, PT, MSPT, OCS, CMTPT, Clinical Director of the Kempsville location, which is taking appointments now and will start the treatments Oct. 7.

Lymphedema occurs when the natural drainage function of the lymphatic system is impaired, often by cancer treatment, trauma, or genetic predisposition, and fluid builds up in the tissues. That build up – lymphedema – can lead to stiffness, pain and infection.

Tidewater Physical Therapy’s certified lymphatic therapists are trained to naturally rid patients of the trapped fluid using Complex Decongestive Physical Therapy.

“Having lymphedema can be a scary and unknown diagnosis for many patients, whether they are born with it or develop it later in life,” said Ken Morris, PT, DPT, Clinical Director of the Hidenwood and Magruder locations. “For some, it can greatly impact their quality of life. Which is why we’ve added to our team here. Our patients are seeing real results from the therapy and education we provide.”

Lymphedema therapy services are available at the following Tidewater Physical Therapy clinics:

Hidenwood Clinic in Newport News
12655 Warwick Blvd., Ste. B Newport News, Virginia 23606
Phone: 757.599.5551
Fax: 757.595.5238

Norge Clinic Near Williamsburg
7151 Richmond Rd., Ste. 101 Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
Phone: 757.345.0753
Fax: 757.345.2892

Smithfield Clinic
204 Gumwood Drive, Smithfield, Virginia 23430
Phone: 757.357.7762
Fax: 757.357.7765

Kempsville Clinic in Norfolk
6161 Kempsville Circle, Ste. 250
(Halifax Building)Norfolk, Virginia 23502
Phone: 757.965.4890
Fax: 757.965.4893

For further information about lymphedema, visit http://www.tpti.com/programs/lymphedema/ or get directions to a Tidewater Physical Therapy location.

Many of the physical therapists at Tidewater Physical Therapy Inc. hold Direct Access Certification through the Virginia Board of Physical Therapy, making them available to evaluate and treat patients without a prescription from a physician.

About Tidewater Physical Therapy:

Tidewater Physical Therapy is an independent outpatient physical therapy practice with more than 30 Physical Therapy clinics, five Aquatic Therapy Centers, and three Performance Centers located across southeast and central Virginia.

Learn more about the Tidewater Performance Centers at http://www.tidewaterperform.com.

Learn more about Tidewater Physical Therapy at http://www.tpti.com.

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Stephanie Heinatz
Tidewater Physical Therapy, Inc.
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