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UNC Hospitals Lymphedema Therapy at Carolina Pointe II

UNC Hospitals Lymphedema Therapy at Carolina Pointe II
6011 Farrington Rd.
Suite 304
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Main: 984-974-7476
Fax: 984-974-7478

At UNC Hospitals Lymphedema Therapy at Carolina Pointe II, we offer physical therapy treatment for the following:

  • Patients who have undergone breast cancer treatment and/or a mastectomy:
    • Pre-operative assessments for teaching about post-operative exercises and lymphedema risk reduction/garment options
    • Decreased range of motion of the affected area
    • Axillary web syndrome/cording
    • Decreased strength
    • Postural changes
    • Scar and tissue tightness
    • Post-mastectomy pain syndrome
    • Garment recommendations
    • Swelling/lymphedema
    • Self-care 
  • Patients who have had treatment for head and neck cancers:
    • Headaches
    • Jaw pain and decreased opening
    • Decreased neck range of motion
    • Postural changes
    • Decreased strength
    • Swelling/lymphedema
    • Scar and tissue tightness/swallowing
    • Garment options
    • Self-care
  • Patients who have non-cancer related forms of upper and lower extremity lymphedema

About Lymphedema

Lymphedema is the swelling and soft tissue changes that occur in the area of the body where an injury has occurred to the lymphatic system.  If the lymph vessels are unable to transport lymph fluid, it begins to accumulate in the tissues, causing swelling. This build-up of lymph fluid in the skin is known as lymphedema. Once this condition occurs, the swelling may increase if it is not treated. Lymphedema is a chronic, progressive condition that requires lifetime management, but fortunately there is treatment. 

We offer a free lymphedema information class at Carolina Pointe II from 1-2 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us at 984-974-7476.

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