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Interlake Lymph Clinic

Located 30 minutes north of Winnipeg in the Easton Place Medical Centre, Selkirk Mb. Interlake Lymph Clinic provides professional treatment to those affected with Lymphedema. Clinic Owner and Health Care Professional Nancy Rowsell is a Registered Massage Therapist, Certified Lymphedema Therapist as well as a certified breast cancer rehabilitation specialist with nearly 20 years experience. Nancy is also a professional member of LAM and a provider with Manitoba Blue Cross. With extensive training in Pediatrics, Breast Cancer, and Chronic Venous Insufficiency Nancy is passionate about improving the Quality of Life for those in her community that are struggling with this disease. She is available to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding Lymphedema and looks forward to creating a personalized treatment plan for those struggling with this incurable disease.

What is Lymphedema?

Lymphedema is a chronic disease that results in a buildup of lymph fluid (swelling) in the body when the lymphatic system is either faulty or damaged. There are many causes, but the most common is cancer treatments that remove or damage lymph nodes or lymph vessels. Other well known causes are chronic venous insufficiency, congenital malformation, injury, trauma, infection, obesity, and pregnancy.

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Breast Cancer (BrCN) Rehabilitation

“Your illness doesn’t define you. Your Strength and Courage does”
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Nancy Rowsell, RMT, CLT, and BrCN Specialist focuses on attention towards the evaluation, differential diagnosis, and treatment of axillary web syndrome (cording) and postural and scapular dysfunction as well as upper-quadrant soft-tissue changes following breast cancer surgery and radiation therapy. With specific manual techniques Nancy encourages the healing process by increase range of motion, reduce pain and decrease swelling. Following each treatment the patient will be given easy to do home exercises to encourage the healing process.

Our Services

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) consists of specific techniques to aid in draining the lymph fluid out of the affected area into healthy functioning lymph nodes. This is a gentle and light skin on skin technique. No oils or lotions are used in MLD. The skin must be clean and proper hygiene is important for optimal results.

Compression Therapy (CT) is the use of medical grade compression bandages and if needed the use of foam inserts and is performed immediately after MLD treatments. The importance of CT is to prevent fluid from draining back into the affected area and to allow for containment. Once enough fluid has been drained and there has been excellent compliance the patient can now start to wear a custom made garment. Depending on the patience stage of lymphedema the garment can be worn daily or as needed. This of course will be discussed with your Certified Lymphedema Therapist.

Therapeutic Massage Treatment
Soft / Deep Tissue Massage Therapy involves the hands-on manipulation of the body’s soft tissues and muscles for a variety of health-related purposes, including to relieve pain, rehabilitate sports injuries, reduce stress, increase relaxation, address anxiety and depression, and aid general wellness.

Costs range from $55 – $160 a treatment plus cost of bandages* and garments.*

Covered by Most Private Insurance Plans. Private Billing is Available to some insurance companies.

Cost may vary for garment measurements.

*reusable and patient owned

Interlake Lymph Clinic

Easton Place Medical Centre
15 Wersch Street
Selkirk MB R1A 2B2

The Easton Place Medical Centre. Located across from the Selkirk General Hospital.

204-981-8678

info@interlakelymphclinic.ca

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Clinic Hours

Open Monday – Friday by appointment only
Closed on Holidays

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