This therapy is used primarily in the treatment of lymphedema and
venous insufficiency edema and it has been shown to relieve the edema,
fibrosis and the accompanying pain and discomfort of these conditions:
Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT) is a combination of the Dr.
Vodder method of Manual Lymph Drainage, remedial exercise therapy,
compression bandaging (or compression garments in the maintenance
phase) and therapeutic skin care.
According to the International Society of Lymphology, this is the
treatment of choice for lymphedema. Results of scientific research have
been documented and published in many peer-reviewed journals.