Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with cancer or are recovering from treatment, Eden Medical Center’s rehabilitation specialists can help decrease pain, improve mobility and reduce the risk of side effects or complications. We offer hands-on speech therapy services, physical therapy services and occupational therapy services to speed recovery and increase your independence.
Our therapists thoroughly understand of the unique rehabilitation needs of cancer patients, from diagnosis through survivorship, and offer strategies to promote endurance, fatigue management and pain management to help you return to your daily activities. Our clinicians offer a variety of experiences, specialties and trainings in cancer rehabilitation.
You may be referred by your doctor to our cancer rehabilitation services at any phase of your cancer care. We specialize in treating patients and survivors with conditions such as:
- Cancer-related fatigue and weakness.
- Balance and gait problems.
- Limited range of motion affecting the spine or extremities.
- Difficulties with self-care or activities of daily living.
- Speech, cognitive, or swallowing disorders.
Cancer treatments such as lymph-node radiation may cause lymph fluid building and swelling, known as lymphedema.
Although lymphedema is a chronic condition, symptoms can be reduced and well-controlled with the proper care.
Through specialized physical and occupational therapy, Eden’s certified lymphedema therapists can help you learn how to manage your symptoms. Treatment involves comprehensive decongestive therapy, including a combination of lymphatic drainage massage, compression therapy and therapeutic exercise. Lymphatic drainage massage is especially helpful in moving lymph fluid away from the obstructed area toward functioning lymph nodes. As part of your lymphedema therapy, we emphasize your independence with self-management.
After receiving a doctor’s referral for lymphedema management occupational therapy, schedule an evaluation with one of our therapists.