Lymphedema Care

Health care provider wraps patient's arm.

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.

Care Close to Home

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab at Silver Cross care is available nearby to you offering convenient scheduling hours including evenings. For more information or to schedule an appointment with a physician’s order, contact the Silver Cross location closest to you.

Silver Cross Hospital
Pavilion A
1890 Silver Cross Blvd.
New Lenox, IL 60451
(815) 300-5400 Inpatient Rehabilitation
(815) 300-7110 Outpatient Rehabilitation

Silver Cross Professional Building
1051 Essington Rd., Ste. 260
Joliet, IL 60436
(815) 300-6580 Outpatient Rehabilitation

Silver Cross Health Center
12701 W. 143rd. St., Ste. 220
Homer Glen, IL 60491
(815) 300-6288 Outpatient Rehabilitation

Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.