Lymphedema is swelling that’s caused by a collection of too much lymph fluid; by a blockage in the lymphatic system, part of the immune and circulatory systems. It usually happens in the arms and legs, but it can happen in other parts of the body, as well. This swelling may cause pain and limit how well the affected area moves.
Southeastern Physical Therapy’s Lymphedema Therapists employ evaluations and treatments from exercise to wrapping and compression to minimize swelling and pain.
Our First Visit Page offers information on time frame, attire and what to bring with you.
Eric States, MPT, CLT-LANA
Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Eric States, MPT, CLT-LANA received his Masters in Physical therapy from Andrews University and has been in practice since 2001 working in multiple types of therapy settings ranging from outpatient clinic, inpatient, and home health. He has enjoyed working with a wide range of patients and finds his favorite setting to be the outpatient clinic working with general orthopedics as well as sports injuries and lymphedema clients. Eric has specialized in wound care and Lymphedema therapy. In 2003 Eric returned to his Alma Mater and began his Lymphedema training at Andrew’s University being trained by both Hans Pritschow, MLD/CDT certified instructor from Waldrich Germany as well as Horst Weissleder, MD Professor of Radiology University of Freiburg Germany. He received a certificate for Manual Lymphatic Drainage – complete Decongestive Therapy Vodder Method and became a certified Lymphedema therapist through the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) in 2005 to current. Eric enjoys the natural approach to helping patients regain their health and function and is excited to teach patients ways in which to benefit their situation through strengthening, stretching, hands on techniques, or helping them regain control of the swollen areas of their body known as lymphedema Eric and his wife along with their 4 children ( 2 boys and 2 girls ) have enjoyed Western North Carolina and have been in the area since 2011 where they moved from Washington State near Olympia Washington.