Lymphedema Care

Lymphadema-(1).jpgIn 1996, Mercy Hospital developed the first lymphedema treatment center in Northern New England. Today, our work remains on the leading edge of treatment as one of the few unique practices whose occupational/physical therapists exclusively treat lymphedema and related conditions. Our certified lymphedema therapists (CLT’s) are dedicated to excellence in the treatment of all forms of lymphedema and have additional specialty training in head and neck lymphedema and breast cancer rehabilitation.

We focus on educating individuals about their condition as well as methods to improve and manage their symptoms. Our practice specializes in Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), a recognized best practice for the treatment of lymphedema. CDT is a protocol of therapeutic interventions designed to treat symptoms through an intensive phase, followed by a second phase in which individuals manage their symptoms using protocols to address their specific long term needs. In addition to CLT certification, our staff has earned advanced credentials granted by the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA).

  • Treatment of primary, secondary and/or combined forms of lymphedema and related conditions to address all areas of the body including head/neck, face, trunk, groin and extremities

  • Swelling secondary to chronic venous insufficiency

  • Lipedema

  • Breast cancer rehabilitation

  • Post radiation fibrosis

  • Post –surgical conditions

    • Swelling

    • Axillary web syndrome (cording)

    • Scar tissue management

  • Soft tissue and/or orthopedic restrictions

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  • Susan Lehmus, OTR/L, CLT-LANA

  • Kristin Richard, OTR/L CLT-LANA

  • Alison Troxell, OTR/L, CLT-LANA

  • Agnes Sawyer, OTR/L, CLT

  • Michelle Sirois PT, CLT-LANA

  • Taryn Everett PT, DPT, CLT

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Contact us today to get help with your Lymphedema Care needs.


Practice City Contact
Northern Light Mercy Lymphedema Care
1364 Congress Street, Westgate Shopping Center, Portland, ME, 04102
Portland 207-400-8520
207-400-8568