A recent article, entitled National Survey of Lymphedema Therapists’ Dosing of Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) in Breast Cancer Survivors with Lymphedema by Katie Polo et al, reported on the frequency with which PTs, OTs, PTAs and OTAs trained in lymphedema therapy treat patients during Phase 1 of CDT. The average number of patient visits per week was determined to be 3.71. However, this number (3.71) does not reflect my personal experience. I frequently hear from practicing lymphedema-trained therapists who say they are pressured by their employer to treat their patients only twice per week, on average, during Phase 1 CDT. One thing is clear, twice per week treatment during phase 1 CDT will not yield the same good results as 5 treatments/week for a minimum of 2 weeks, decreasing in frequency to 3x/week, until the patient is ready to receive their custom compression garment(s). Please share your own experience with us in the comment section below.