Lymphatic Drainage

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In physical therapy, the importance of lymphatic drainage cannot be overstated. Lymphatic massage techniques are designed to promote improved flow of the lymphatic system.

This system plays a crucial role in facilitating the body’s natural healing processes and enhancing overall wellness. As physical therapists, our commitment to holistic care involves understanding and harnessing the power of lymphatic drainage for our patients.

What is the Lymphatic System?

The lymphatic system—also referred to as the body’s “second circulatory system” or “sewer system”—is a network of vessels, lymph nodes, and organs that work together to maintain fluid balance, remove waste products, and support the immune system. Unlike the circulatory system, the lymphatic system lacks a pump and relies on muscle contractions and external influences like lymphatic massage for efficient functioning.

Keeping your lymphatic system healthy is important for general and specific immune responses. When the lymphatic system is not working well, it may play a role in obesity, infections, gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunction and more. If the lymph system is damaged or lymph vessels are blocked, fluid can build up in the body’s soft tissues, causing a condition called lymphedema.

If you are at risk of developing or experiencing lymphedema, you may benefit significantly from manual lymphatic drainage (MLD). MLD consists of specific gentle massage techniques to help redirect and improve lymph flow and mitigate the risk of fluid accumulation.

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What is Lymphatic Fluid?

Lymph fluid is the extra fluid that drains from your body’s cells and tissues, but isn’t reabsorbed into your capillaries. This fluid contains many different substances, including proteins, minerals, fats, damaged cells, germs, and even cancer cells.

How Do I Know If I Have Excess Lymph Fluid?

Detecting excess lymph fluid involves recognizing certain signs and symptoms. If you suspect that you may have an issue with excess fluid or swollen lymph nodes, look for the following indicators:

  • Swelling, often in one arm or leg, but it can occur in other areas as well. The swelling may be mild or severe and may come and go.
  • A feeling of heaviness or tightness in the affected area.
  • A decreased range of motion in the affected limb due to the swelling and increased tissue volume.
  • Pitting edema, which occurs when pressure on or a touch to the swollen area leaves an indentation or “pit”. Think of memory foam.
  • A feeling of tight skin, as well as changes in texture, such as increased firmness or hardness.
  • Clothing, shoes, or jewelry feeling tighter than usual, especially on one side of the body.
  • Recurrent infections in the affected limb. If you notice frequent bouts of cellulitis or other infections, it could be associated with lymphatic issues.
  • Slower healing of wounds or injuries in the affected area may be a sign of impaired lymphatic drainage.
  • Pain or discomfort in the affected area.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to consult with your primary care physician. They can conduct a thorough examination, review your medical history, and recommend diagnostic tests or imaging studies, if necessary.

It’s worth noting that lymphedema can occur for various reasons, including surgery, radiation therapy, physical trauma, infections, or congenital conditions affecting the lymphatic system. Early detection and appropriate management are crucial to prevent complications in the future.

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Where Can Lymphatic Fluid Accumulate?

Lymphedema can develop when there is excess lymphatic fluid that accumulates in various areas of the body when the lymphatic system is damaged or not functioning well. Here is how lymph fluid impacts various body parts:

  • Arms – Relatively common and can occur due surgery or radiation therapy for breast cancer, trauma, or infection.
  • Legs – Fluid accumulation here can be caused by cancer treatment, surgery, obesity, or chronic venous insufficiency.
  • Face & Neck – Lymphedema in the face and/or neck may happen due to surgery or radiation therapy for head and neck cancers, trauma, or infections.
  • Abdomen and Genitals – Lymph fluid may collect in these areas after surgery for gynecological cancers, prostate cancer, or other conditions affecting the pelvic region.
  • Breasts – This is not rare, especially after breast cancer surgery or treatments that involve lymph node removal or radiation therapy.
  • Armpit – This is a common site for lymph fluid accumulation as there are several lymph nodes in and around the armpit. Lymph node dissection or radiation therapy in this area can contribute to fluid buildup.
  • Back – This is uncommon, but can happen if lymph nodes in the back are affected by surgery, radiation, or other factors.
  • Buttocks and Hips – If you have had surgery or radiation therapy for cancers in these regions, lymph fluid accumulation can occur.
  • Fingers and Toes – Lymph fluid buildup commonly causes swollen hands and feet. This may occur due to trauma, surgery, or other conditions that impact the extremities.

If you are at risk of or experiencing lymphedema, seek medical attention. Your healthcare provider may recommend therapeutic interventions such as manual lymphatic drainage, compression therapy, and exercise to manage and reduce fluid accumulation. Early detection and proper management are crucial in addressing lymphatic fluid accumulation and improving your overall quality of life.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

In the world of physical therapy, we use lymphatic drainage massage techniques to help your body’s lymphatic system properly flush out backed up lymph fluid.

These techniques include something called manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), compression therapy, and other prescribed exercises. MLD involves gentle, rhythmic movements that encourage lymph flow, while compression therapy employs garments to support the reduction of swelling.

Types of Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage, sometimes also referred to as lymphatic massage, typically lasts anywhere between 15 minutes and one hour. There are four approaches to manual lymphatic drainage:

  • Vodder, which uses different hand movements on the skin depending on the area of the body undergoing treatment.
  • Foldi, which is similar to the Vodder technique, uses gentle movements on the skin and focuses on a movement and relaxation phase.
  • Casley-Smith, which also involves slow and gentle hand motions, primarily using the palms and sides of the hand over specific areas of the lymphatic system
  • Leduc, which uses specific hand motions to collect lymph fluid under the skin before redirecting it into the larger lymphatic system to be reabsorbed.

These techniques work in very similar ways. They all use a gentle form of massage to stretch and move the skin in the direction of lymph flow. Your physical therapist will determine the method that is most beneficial for you, and may combine techniques in one session.

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Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage

‌Lymphatic drainage massage techniques can help move trapped lymph fluid if you have lymphedema, especially after surgery. This helps ease mild symptoms and aid in recovery.

Lymphatic drainage massage may help treat other health problems, too. Some conditions may improve more with the massage than others.

In addition, science suggests that lymphatic massage may be beneficial for other health conditions too:

  • ‌Rheumatoid Arthritis – Lymph flow can slow as this disease gets worse. This causes tissue swelling, increased joint pain, and lowered joint function. Lymphatic drainage massage can help make you more comfortable by easing these symptoms.
  • ‌Chronic Venous Insufficiency – This condition is when the valves or walls of the veins in the legs don’t work well, making it hard for the blood to flow back up to the heart from the legs.‌ Lymphatic drainage massage helps increase the blood flow.
  • ‌Fibromyalgia – A condition that causes inflammation of the skin nerves, skin discoloration, and swelling, lymphatic massage may be even better than deep tissue massage to treat stiffness and pain caused by fibromyalgia.
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Who Can Perform Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

When seeking treatment for lymphatic drainage, look for a specialist or therapist who has done at least 135 hours of training for lymphedema or is a certified lymphedema therapist. Some massage therapists are qualified to perform lymphatic drainage massage.

At Beyond Basics Physical Therapy, our physical therapists are trained in manual lymph drainage massage. Working with your primary care physician, we’re able to create the most effective treatment plan for you.

Client Testimonials

Colta Ives ★★★★★ Danielle Santora is exceptionally well-informed, a great listener and and a great educator. She is that rare person who knows her business and has the sensitivity to deal with a delicate subject.Jessica Hebenstreit ★★★★★ Eliza is amazing! I am seeing her for pelvic floor PT due to pregnancy related discomfort and in just 2 sessions she has helped reduce my pain/discomfort a lot. She has a very kind and comforting bedside manner and makes you feel very at ease. I highly recommend her.Wendy Katzman ★★★★★ Sonali Patel is an excellent physical therapist. She is very knowledgable about pelvic health, and has great manual therapy and communication skills. I highly recommend her.Rebecca Blane ★★★★★ This place is amazing!!! I worked with Sonali. She was extremely knowledgable and our sessions were very thorough. Sonali was so compassionate and helped me feel so supported. I felt like she really understood what I was going through. 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I came to Beyond Basics with really bad TMJ issues and Sonali was able to provide me almost instant relief from years of tension. I've never felt better and she taught me some really awesome tips I can use myself moving forward. Overall I had a really great experience at Beyond Basics!Jessica Hope ★★★★★ I’ve now been to Beyond Basics at two different points in my life for two different reasons. They are truly the experts. I walk away from each session in awe of the deep knowledge base of my physical therapist Sonali, who I trust and respect deeply. I have dealt with other physical therapy offices in the past and nothing can compare to the level of care, comfort, professionalism, efficiency, and effectiveness of this office. I actually look forward to my appointments. Highly recommend for anyone with GI issues of any kind or has had a baby!Marjorie Thompson ★★★★★ I highly recommend Beyond Basics for pelvic floor PT. My therapist, Vivian, was friendly, thoughtful, respectful, and knowledgeable. She knows what she’s doing and made great suggestions for exercises I could do on my own. I had great results in combination with treatment recommended by my doctor. The facility is clean and staff are welcoming. Highly recommend.Barbara Pearson ★★★★★ A terrific therapist who made an awkward procedure comfortable and normal. She is smart, sensitive , knowledgeable and a delight to be with during therapyYCB ★★★★★ Brian Singletary-Kirci ★★★★★ Beyond Basics is the Physical Therapy place to go for exceptional, friendly, knowledgeable, and personalized care for your physical rehabilitation, particularly following surgery and pelvic floor strengthening. Danielle, Physical Therapist, is awesome!Ismeta Cekic ★★★★★ Leese Hamilton ★★★★★ Incredibly caring, experienced and professional. Highly recommended.Joanne Sandler ★★★★★ Makela is an amazing PT. The office staff is wonderful and the space is great. Highly recommend.Yassmin Dehesh ★★★★★ Danielle Santora saved my life! I have made more progress working with her than any other PT. She’s incredibly kind, always willing to meet you where you’re at but not afraid to push you to be better. I would not be anywhere close to where I am today without her detailed and consistent guidance.Lisa Duggan ★★★★★ Rachel at Beyond Basics downtown is an outstanding, highly skilled, patient, kind and dedicated physical therapist. I love going to see her, she helps me so much. *Highly* recommended!Stan S ★★★★★ Sonali is outstanding. She is very knowledgible and helpful. Plus, very pleasant.Zoe Wood ★★★★★ Zoe Wood ★★★★★ Cindy C ★★★★★ I was afraid to go out because of my overactive bladder.  Vivian Zhang saved my life.  My life improved tremendously after spending two months with her.She is very patient, knowledgeable, and professional.  She spends a full hour with me which I could not find in any other physical therapy.  She gave me so much attention and continued to look for the root cause of my problems.  She explains the purpose of the exercises.  She teaches me the exercises and makes sure I do it correctly.  She will check my understanding in the next session to make sure I do it correctly.  If I don’t do it correctly, she will find another way to explain to me and check my understanding.   All other physical therapy just spends 30 minutes on me and leaves me alone to do the exercises myself.  They don’t check to see if I am doing it correctly.  Before coming to Beyond Basic, I was in another physical therapy for a year and was not able correct my overactive bladder problem.  I am so lucky to have found Vivian and Beyond Basic.France Choa ★★★★☆ You don't take my insurance.Yasamin Bahadorzadeh ★★★★★ Very clean. Therapists are super friendly and extremely professional. Very knowledgeable and walk you through everything.Lisa Nachtigall ★★★★★ Gary Fidel ★★★★★ Excellent in all respects. The therapists are dedicated professionals who go above and beyond to help you deal with your issues.bonnie kellen ★★★★★ Top notch therapists, excellent care, Carson great.tobrien28 ★★★★★ When I came to Beyond Basics I had already been to a couple PTs before with limited success.Working with Carson Judkins, PT, DPT, PRPC was completely different from my previous experiences. Carson took the time to listen to my specific concerns and develop a program of exercises that helped me meet my personal goals.I have regained so much functionality by working with Carson and have become much more confident in my body and myself. Cannot recommend her enough as a PT!Lita Aeder ★★★★★ Great careSmadar ★★★★★ Jan Sarro ★★★★★ One more session of relief and the promise of more flexibility and mobility and the fulfillment of all the goals I set out to achieve with Iris! At her gentle coaxing, and calm, careful and CARING concern for my well being now - and as we continue on our journey toward healing, the happy future - I feel heard, understood and so well taken care of that I, for the first time in such a long time, I can't count - feel that I am going to feel better enough to celebrate and rejoice! THANK YOU, IRIS! You make me feel like I've got a whole better future ahead of me - and I so appreciate you!Claudia Aragon ★★★★★ Stopping putting this off and just make an appointment! Extremely knowledgeable and caring staff who want to see improvement in their patients lives. I saw Shana and would highly recommend her.Maddy Hoffman ★★★★★ Superb and attentive care. Highly recommended!Joseph Rauch ★★★★★ I've been going to Beyond Basics since 2018. Their team has been great. They've helped me with several of my severe chronic health conditions, as well as recovering from a surgery. Right now I'm working with Devon, and I highly recommend her.Romy Sharma ★★★★★ Shana is incredible at what she does! Seeing her weekly at Beyond Basics has been pivotal in my pelvic floor physical therapy journey. Plus this office is incredibly conveniently located. 10/10 would recommend!Amanda Taylor ★★★★★ Teri Barbero ★★★★★ Kind, compassionate therapist!Mary Callahan ★★★★★ I've really appreciated my experience so far at Beyond Basics, working with Makela. I was nervous going into pelvic floor physical therapy and she was respectful and considerate of my hesitation. She also makes a great effort to connect with other members of my treatment team, which makes me feel like I'm being supported holistically. I have already noticed improvement in my daily life, and I'm very grateful!Aashish Kumar ★★★★★ I’ve been seeing Vivian Zhang for almost a month now for chronic lower back pain. Her approach from the get-go has been based on translating my narrative of symptoms into a comprehensive treatment plan, combining targeted exercises, corrective behaviors, and skillful musculoskeletal manipulation. After almost a year of suffering pain I can finally see the end! Beyond Basics justifies their name. To speak nothing of those rockstar plants in the waiting area!Justine Larbalestier ★★★★★ Beyond Basics has the best physical therapists I've been to in NYC. They've provided the best treatment for chronic fibromyalgia, reducing my pain & increasing my functionality enormously. Highly recommended.Arleny Gonzalez ★★★★★ I had known about pelvic floor therapy for more than year before making my first appointment. My only regret is not booking my appointment sooner. Pelvic PT has helped me overcome a long-standing issue, and it has been life-changing.From the moment I walked in, the team made me feel welcomed and supported. They took the time to understand my concerns and designed a personalized treatment plan just for me.Vivian used a holistic approach, combining various techniques and exercises to address my pelvic floor concerns. With her guidance, I regained control and experienced a remarkable improvement in my symptoms.What impressed me the most was her caring and empathetic approach. She created a safe space where I could openly discuss my concerns, and she provided exceptional support throughout the entire journey.I am forever grateful to Beyond Basics. If you're struggling with pelvic floor issues, don't hesitate to seek their help. They are truly outstanding in their care and commitment to patient well-being.Maria Rial ★★★★★ I am working with Devon who is the epitome of expertise. She is knowledgeable, caring and patient. My experience at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy has been outstanding.Courtney Ruple ★★★★★ I can’t stress how amazing this facility and their staff is. Always with an abundance of knowledge to offer. PT via Beyond Basics is life changing and brings the client hope.Manon Vergerio ★★★★★ Beyond Basics has been nothing short of transformative in my health journey. After years of having my pain dismissed by various doctors, I found an OBGYN who identified that I had a hypertonic pelvic floor and should seek pelvic floor physical therapy.I searched on Google and am so grateful I came across Beyond Basics - this is truly an outstanding place if you are looking for pelvic floor experts. I have never encountered such holistic, patient-affirming care before.I was fortunate to be matched with Joanna, one of their incredible physical therapists. Joanna is so knowledgeable and an absolute joy to work with. She is not only a very skilled pelvic floor therapists, she is also patient, incredibly emotionally intelligent, and funny, and could brighten up even the worst day in my long healing journey with the crack of a joke.Thanks to Joanna and Beyond Basics, I have learned so much about my body and have developed concrete tools and pelvic floor relaxation techniques. I feel empowered in my own journey and it was worth every cent !I will say that while the price of sessions can feel daunting, they do make an effort to make pelvic health more accessible through a sliding scale and spacing out sessions. Their goal is not to make you dependent on their physical therapists, but to help you develop tools and skills so you can take control of your own health and live a pain-free life.I cannot recommend Beyond Basics enough. I hope one day all women will know about pelvic floor physical therapy and be able to access this amazing practice !Karla Lopez ★★★★★ At Beyond Basics I found the help I needed for my Postpartum recovery after a traumatic delivery. Little did I know all the benefits I could get from pelvic floor PT. Here I learned a lot of tools to have a better pelvic health and improve my wellbeing. I really recommend pelvic floor PT to all women! This will help you for life.Vivian has been my PT and she is great! She has helped me in a lot of ways, physically and emotionally, she’s caring and very knowledgeable.Also, the girls from front desk are very kind.Beyond basics is a great place!Katie Kuntzman ★★★★★ My experience with Beyond Basics has truly been life changing!After having a variety of symptoms without a true diagnosis for months, I found Beyond Basics, and, while I was completely unfamiliar with pelvic floor physical therapy before going there, I quickly realized the benefits even after my first session.I've now been working with Vivian Zhang for almost a year, and I am continuously amazed by her work. Out of all of the medical professionals that I've worked with in the past, Vivian has shown the most care and interest in my well being. Healing is definitely a journey, and Vivian has shown the utmost respect and patience for me as I work through ups and downs of my personal path. With Vivian, I feel like I have a trusted resource and someone who genuinely listens to me, and that has made such a difference in my recovery.I cannot thank Vivian, and Beyond Basics as a whole, enough for the improvement that they've made to my quality of life and I highly recommend this practice to anyone who is even remotely considering pelvic floor PT!Khin Myint ★★★★★ Mary Crawford ★★★★★ Ann Marie Reddington ★★★★★ My therapist, Sonali Patel has a very thoughtful approach. She gives time and attention to my treatment plan. I am in very good hands. And most importantly I've had positive results. Thank you so much.E N ★★★★★ I had a great experience with PT Eliza (recommended by my pelvic rehab Dr.) She found out the source of the problem and helped with massages and simple but very effective exercise plans. I still keep doing them at home and even my chronic headaches are gone! She’s also kind, knowledgable and a great listener.S H ★★★★★ Eliza was so great to work with. She was very helpful. She is caring and compassionate. She helped me feel better. Grateful for all of her support. Can’t say enough good things. Would be better if they accepted insurance though.sara adelstein ★★★★★ Barry Schiller ★★★★★ Beyond Basics PT identified my needs and listened to my concerns as well as planned a treatment regimen that addressed the fundamental causes of my issues. Makayla knowledge regarding body mechanics is extraordinary.JoAnna Rodriguez ★★★★★ Beyond Basics is the pelvic floor PT by which all other therapy should be judged. They are professional, kind, organized, accommodating and innovative. They helped my daughter rehab from very involved pelvic floor surgery and got her to a great place. We moved to L.A. and it was nothing but a struggle to find someplace that even came close to Beyond Basics. If you have the opportunity to go to Beyond Basics do!donal farley ★★★★★ I needed a specialized pt called pelvic floor therapy following rectal surgery. I found Vivian Zhang a very able and knowledgeable therapist at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy on William Street in lower Manhattan. After six weekly one hour sessions, I had a significant improvement in returning to a normal life. Vivian was very clear in her instructions, provided illustrated email instructions for at-home exercises and was available via email as needed. She was also very patient and kind with this 87 year old client.Caitlyn West ★★★★★ Dr. Spielman and the Beyond Basic staff are amazing. The front desk is kind, friendly and very helpful when booking appointments.Dr. Spielman is a life saver. She helped me at a time when I had experienced months of debilitating pain. I had seen multiple specialists and tried various medications to no avail.Dr. Spielman was the first doctor to diagnose me with an overly tight pelvic floor. She has helped me with workouts, stretches and provided me with important anatomical information on my road to recovery.I am so grateful for her and I can't recommend both Dr. Spielman and Beyond Basics enough!simlinkx ★★★★★ They took me from a high level of discomfort to pain free and I am very grateful! Beyond Basics is a highly professional and talented group of people in a field that often goes undiagnosed and should have broader reach and recognition. From the front office to the healthcare providers they are terrific. Thank you all so much!stacia kargman ★★★★★ Very caring and knowledge PT. Clean and efficient office. Learning alot!Dina ★★★★★ I received excellent care at Beyond BasicsElka Gould ★★★★★ A lot of things going on in the pelvic floor. It’s interesting to learn how to relax and heal muscles in this area. My PT Carson Judkins is great, she is an excellent physiotherapist and listener.Donald Fleck ★★★★★ I went to the 42nd Street unit of Beyond Basics and found the whole experience excellent. Carson was my physical therapist.She is knowledgeable and easy to be around while learning exercises to get the pelvic floor working better.I L ★★★★★ I have been a patient at the Beyondbasics PT for almost 3 years and they successfully helped me with both the pelvic floor and orthopedic issues.I have health issues and I have used several physical therapists in the past.Beyond Basics is the best!!They were recommended to me by my doctorsAnd I am grateful for the recommendations.Beyondbasics PTs are knowledgeable, attentive, patient and kind.Front desk representatives are very friendly and kind.Thank youMark Scheflen ★★★★★ I am extremely grateful for Ekta's work. She figured out a complex problem within 2 visits. Importantly, I now understand the problem and know what to do to fix it. I went to so many medical specialists and Pelvic PT's and they couldn't figure out problem. I highly recommend Beyond Basics a perfect name.lois jewell ★★★★★ Carson Judson is my therapist and my hero. Getting to the office from NJ is a challenge by car, but other transportation is not currently an option for me. Carson is why the trip is worth the effort. She is totally adaptable to whatever my condition is on a given day. Having had numerous surgeries over time, getting to a starting point for working my body back to a fully functioning machine feels overwhelming to me. But Carson just smiles and says, "Do you feel like trying this?" And there she is with exactly the right suggestion. As a result, I am so optimistic!Nancy R ★★★★★ Iris was so caring and gentle with me (even sending me advice and pictures of exercises) I can't thank her enough!Natalie Valentine ★★★★★ Excellent treatment, knowledgeable therapist. Very informative and comfortable experience.Esther Gopin ★★★★★ Joanna was super helpful, knowledgeable, and caring. Would absolutely recommend!Frances Engoron ★★★★★ Great care - wonderful therapists. Head and shoulders above most other Physical Therapy practices.Larry Lane ★★★★★ Eliza Etter is a wonderful physical therapist: knowledgeable, skilled, empathic, eager to help. I had a great experience working with her and recommend her enthusiastically.Jillian Dowd ★★★★★ My experience at beyond basics physical therapy has been great. My weekly sessions with Vivian have been extremely helpful. She is kind and patient, as she takes the time to answer any and all questions you may have.Amanda Ramsdell ★★★★★ I can’t say enough about what a valuable experience it has been starting Pelvic PT at Beyond Basics with Vivian. I finally decided to try pelvic PT after 6 yrs post partum! I had been told several times it was unlikely to be effective and was hesitant to even try. I am utterly amazed by what a difference it has made after only a few months. Vivian helped to educate and correct a lot of misinformation I received over the years and was incredibly encouraging with very clear and doable instruction. I can’t thank her enough! This has really changed my quality of life and given me hope.L S ★★★★★ I'm having a wonderful experience at Beyond Basics. The secretaries are so sweet and PT Joanna is exceptionally knowledgeable, compassionate, patient and thorough!Courtney Ng ★★★★★ This place is awesome! I attended their functional wellness event and all of the doctors were so nice. The admin who organized the event made everything run smoothly and organized little gift bags for us. Everything was done with care and I so appreciate the focus on preventative approaches to wellness. I learned so much about my posture, balance, and movement patterns. Highly recommend visiting here!Monica Lustgarten ★★★★★ I’ve been seeing Iris Platt, and my experience has been excellent. Not only is she super knowledgeable, she also makes you feel comfortable, listens to you, and makes sure the plan works for you. Everyone so far has been great, but Iris is amazing!Kate Lammie ★★★★★ Carson is the best!Janna Kaplowitz ★★★★★ The therapists at beyond basics are extremely knowledgeable and experienced. I have seen a lot of progress since I have started treatment there.Payten Tucciarone ★★★★★ the most attentive care and informative sessions. Provide lots of at home exercises. Been a month an already seeing progress. The front desk staff are kind and helpful just as the therapists! Worth every penny!Jenna ★★★★★ This place is a dream and an oasis of rest for anyone with endometriosis. I cannot recommend BB highly enough and the billing department and Yarisa are saints for the way they’ve helped me be able to receive physical therapy. Everyone I’ve interacted with there has been kind, compassionate and empathetic and have gone above and beyond what I expected from Memphis at the front desk to Stephanie, my PT, to Yarisa, the billing director. I feel like I can finally breathe so much more easily because they’ve made it possible for me to receive the treatment I need and I’m so grateful. Also, the space is so beautiful and well thought out and soothing. I’ve had nothing but good experiences and I always thought Beyond Basics was out of reach for me but the billing department have proven that they will work and advocate for anyone who needs treatment to be able to receive it and I so appreciate it. They’re wonderful allies and angels for women with endo. It’s so hard getting the treatments needed in NY and even harder to get them covered but Yarisa worked so hard for me and was able to get my treatment covered and I’m still in shock. Women with endo all need angels looking out for them like Yarisa. 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If you’re experiencing lymph fluid buildup or blocked lymph nodes, the physical therapists at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy can help. We’ll work with your primary care physician and/or surgeon to develop a treatment plan tailored to you.

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