Lymphedema is the swelling of the arm or leg. This swelling can be due to a number of reasons such as cancer treatment or surgery, venous insufficiency, or a defect in the lymphatic system. The function of the lymphatic system is to uptake body fluids, filter them though the lymph nodes and process to the venous system. When this pathway is interrupted, swelling can occur. This swelling can cause pain and loss of movement and strength, limiting a person's daily activities.
The Comprehensive Lymphedema Management Program at Botsford is designed to help those with lymphedema or venous insufficiency, gain control of their lives. This program is designed to restore movement and strength to promote a return to a normal lifestyle through education, exercise, self-massage techniques, and compression garments.
Who can benefit?
Comprehensive Lymphedema Management might be right for you if you experience any of the following symptoms:
About the program:
About the therapists:
A team of licensed Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists, each with an additional certification in lymphedema treatment, conduct the Comprehensive Lymphedema Management Program.
To start the Comprehensive Lymphedema Management Program:
Your physician can make an assessment and write a prescription for a physical therapy or occupational therapy evaluation.
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This therapy program is offered at:
Botsford Professional Center South (on hospital campus)
28100 Grand River, Suite 210
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Botsford Center for Rehabilitation and Health Improvement (BCRHI) - Redford
15540 Beech Daly
Redford, MI 48240
Botsford Center for Rehabilitation - Infinity
28455 Haggerty Road
Novi, MI 48375
Total Rehabilitation and Athletic Conditioning Center (TRACC)
40245 Grand River Avenue
Novi, MI 48375
For more information regarding lymphedema, contact your physician or call us at (313) 537-1110.