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Furnace Brook Physical Therapy is pleased to offer a Lymphedema Management Program operated by two of our staff therapists, Kristen Ross, DPT, CLT, CSCS and Samantha Alosco, DPT, CLT. Both of these clinicians are certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy and have seen patients with lymphedema issues since 2008. This program specializes in the management of lymphedema of the upper extremities, most commonly caused as a result of breast cancer and its treatment. Lymphedema management includes education about diagnosis, skin care and risk reduction strategies, exercise as indicated, manual lymphatic drainage (a massage technique to reroute fluid to functional lymph nodes) and compression therapy. Compression may include bandaging, night packs, sleeves or a compression bra.