Swell Spots began as mini-solutions to the big challenge of lymphedema. News spread, and hand therapists and other professionals now use them to meet a wide range of rehabilitation needs, such as problematic areas of swelling, tissue fibrosis, and contouring over and around boney prominences. Wherever there is a pocket of swelling there are Swell Spots to fit the job.
Swell Spots Facts
•Intended for individual use only.
•High performance fabrics are latex free.
•Cleared for manufacture by the FDA as medical products.
•Machine wash and dry on permanent press setting with mild detergents.
•Made in the USA.
Based on Jodi Reynolds', PT experience with head and neck lymphedema, patient compliance with compression garments is always a challenge. The majority of patients tend to have swelling in one area and don't require a "balaclava-style" compression. This resulted in the use of Swell Spots on a system in which they were movable and targeted just the swollen area. The Reynolds' strap is constructed with a Velcro receptive material and the pad uses hook to adhere anywhere along the strap where there's swelling. Pad measures approx. 16.5cm x 7.5cm
The Academy of Lymphatic Studies is the premier source for Lymphedema Management and Manual Lymph Drainage Certification courses and training among medical professionals and therapists around the world.