Dr. Madeline Chatlain

Short Stretch Compression Bandages

Bandaging of the affected area is imperative in the treatment protocol. After the therapist utilizes the manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) approach and "gets the fluid moving" you have to consider what happens after you sit up and get off the therapy table. Where does the fluid go? Answer: Right back into your arm/leg/trunk/ etc. The use of the specialized short stretch compression bandages and their proper application is essential in not only preventing this "backflow" of fluid, but also in aiding your body in other important functions:

  • Reduces the Ultrafiltration rate.
  • Breaks up Scar Tissue.
  • Improves Muscle and Efficiency.
  • Prevents Reaccumulation of Lymphatic fluid.