Lymphedema is the swelling of a body part, usually an arm or leg, caused by the accumulation of lymph fluid.  It interferes with normal movement and is sometimes painful. Lymphedema is a chronic, progressive condition that requires specific management for a lifetime.  

Causes of lymphedema include:
  • Surgery
  • Radiation treatment
  • Birth defect
  • Trauma
Comprehensive Lymphedema Therapy (CLT)
DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) has assembled one of the largest teams of physical and occupational therapists in southeast Michigan with advanced training in lymphedema management.

RIM provides the most effective treatment available for lymphedema —Comprehensive Lymphedema Therapy (CLT) — which includes:
  • Specialized Massage Techniques (manual lymph drainage)
  • Compression Therapy
  • Skin Care
  • Exercise
If left untreated, lymphedema can lead to serious medical consequences. Ask your physician if you would benefit from RIM’s Lymphedema Treatment Program.

The following RIM locations specialize in treating lymphedema:

RIM Main Campus
261 Mack Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201

RIM Commerce Center
9640 Commerce Rd., Suite 202
Commerce Township, MI 48382

RIM Milford Center

300 Family Dr.
Milford, MI 48381

RIM Novi Center
42005 W. 12 Mile Rd.
Novi, MI 48377

RIM Sterling Heights Center
33464 Schoenherr, Suite 100
Sterling Heights, MI 48312