If you suffer from Lymphedema or swelling, it’s critical that you maintain the things in life that are important to you—your energy, your mobility, your activity level. The therapists at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) use evidenced-based treatment to address your physical and cognitive concerns caused by the disease and treatment. Our therapy programs focus on helping you to meet your challenges and achieve your highest ability.
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab at Silver Cross Hospital provides treatment that goes beyond medical and surgical treatment options.
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab at Silver Cross professionals offer evaluation, therapeutic services and patient education for the following Lymphedema related conditions:
- Cancers including but not limited to Breast, Cervical, Colon, Head and Neck, Prostate, and Skin.
- Lower Leg Lymphedema due to venous insufficiency, radiation as a result of cancer treatment, surgery related to trauma, or certain skin infections.
Prevention and treatment for Lymphedema (swelling following the removal of lymph nodes) is provided by a LANA certified therapist. This treatment consists of education, manual lymph drainage, compression bandaging and garment fitting, exercise, and long term home management.