Lymphedema

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.

Locations

The following RIM locations specialize in treating lymphedema:

  • rim-braza-bldg

    Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Main Campus

    Address:
    • 261 Mack Boulevard
    • Detroit, MI 48201
    Phone:
    (313) 745-1203
    Services
    Amputee Program, Back & Spine, Balance/Vestibular, Brain Injury Program, Burn Care,
    Cancer Care, Cardiac Care, Dance Medicine, Hand Therapy, Incontinence Therapy, Lymphedema, Neuropsychology, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics, Outpatient Services, Parkinsons Therapy, Pediatric Care, Pediatric Pelvic Floor, Pelvic Floor Medicine, pelvic pain, Physical Therapy, Pool Therapy, Return to Work Services, Spasticity , Speech Therapy, Spinal Cord, Spine Care, Sports Medicine, Stroke Care, Stroke Program, Wheelchair Seating Clinic, Women's Health
  • RIM Sterling Heights building

    Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Sterling Heights Center

    Address:
    • 33464 Schoenherr Road
    • Sterling Heights, MI 48312
    Phone:
    (586) 264-1043
    Services
    Amputee Program, Back & Spine, Balance/Vestibular, Brain Injury Program, Burn Care,
    Cancer Care, Hand Therapy, Incontinence Therapy, Lymphedema, Neuropsychology, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Services, Parkinsons Therapy, Pelvic Floor Medicine, Physical Therapy, Pool Therapy, Speech Therapy, Spinal Cord, Spine Care, Sports Medicine, Stroke Care, Stroke Program, Wheelchair Seating Clinic, Women's Health
  • RIM Commerce Center building

    Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Commerce Center

    Address:
    • 9640 Commerce Road
    • Commerce Township, MI 48382
    Phone:
    (248) 360-8700
    Services
    Back & Spine, Cancer Care, Hand Therapy, Incontinence Therapy, Lymphedema,
    Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Services, Outpatient Services, Parkinsons Therapy, Pelvic Floor Medicine, pelvic pain, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Women's Health
  • RIM Milford building

    Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan at Milford YMCA

    Address:
    • 300 Family Drive
    • Milford, MI 48381
    Phone:
    (313) 745-3380
    Services
    Back & Spine, Cancer Care, Hand Therapy, Lymphedema, Orthopedic Services,
    Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Women's Health
  • RIM Novi building

    Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Novi Center

    Address:
    • 42005 W. 12 Mile Road
    • Novi, MI 48377
    Phone:
    (248) 305-7575
    Services
    Amputee Program, Back & Spine, Balance/Vestibular, Brain Injury Program, Burn Care,
    Cancer Care, Hand Therapy, Incontinence Therapy, Lymphedema, Neuropsychology, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Services, Parkinsons Therapy, Pediatric Care, Pediatric Pelvic Floor, Pediatric Rehab, Pelvic Floor Medicine, pelvic pain, Physical Therapy, Pool Therapy, Spasticity , Speech Therapy, Spinal Cord, Spine Care, Sports Medicine, Stroke Care, Stroke Program, Wheelchair Seating Clinic, Women's Health