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Lymphedema Treatment

KishHealth System Physical Therapy Centers provide a comprehensive decongestive therapy program for patients suffering from lymphedema many times due to cancer, surgery or trauma. Our physical therapists are specially trained in treating lymphedema, helping patients all over northern Illinois decrease swelling, improve limb function, mobility, and minimize risk of chronic infections.

What is Lymphedema?

Lymphedema is an accumulation of fluid that causes swelling in an extremity trunk region or sometimes head and neck. Many times the swelling occurs when the lymphatic system becomes altered by surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and other associated with cancer treatments. It is estimated that about a third of women who undergo axillary lymph node dissection during breast cancer treatment will develop this disease.

Physical Therapy for Lymphedema in DeKalb, Kane and Kendall County

KishHealth System offers comprehensive lymphedema treatment for patients in DeKalb, Sycamore, Hampshire, Sandwich, Plano and the surrounding areas who are suffering from lymphedema:

  • Prevention/pre-operative care
  • Post mastectomy/lumpectomy care

Patients must have a prescription from their physician to begin physical therapy treatments. Our physical therapists will then work closely with the physician to develop a therapy plan to effectively manage lymphedema conditions.

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment or for more information about lymphedema therapy services, please call:

Sandwich - 
Sycamore - 

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