Helping you manage the effects of cancer.
Cancer and its treatment can take a toll. To help you with the range of physical, social and work-related issues, Legacy Cancer Institute offers rehabilitation care options for those with cancer who are recovering from the disease and its treatment.
Our physical therapists and occupational therapists look at you as a whole person, helping you plan for the needs of your daily life.
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Helping you return to daily life
Experts trained in physical, occupational and speech therapy can help you manage side effects with options such as:
- Walking, movement and activity
- Strength and endurance
- Self-care skills
- Mobility and home equipment
- Workplace concerns
- Speech and communication
- Pain and symptoms
- Exercise programs to help you return to recreational activities
- Physical and occupational therapy for treatment-related neuropathy, fatigue, and weakness
- Occupational and speech therapy for “chemo brain”
- Speech therapy for head and neck cancers
- Pelvic floor therapy for urinary continence and sexual function after prostatectomy or gynecological cancers
- Neurological rehabilitation for brain cancer
Lymphedema is the buildup of fluid in the lymphatic system, which absorbs and transports various fluids in the body. Cancer and its treatment can sometimes block or damage the lymphatic system, causing lymphedema. Our physical therapists and occupational therapists develop personalized treatment plans for lymphedema, including options such as:
- Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), gently stretching the skin to increase lymph flow from swollen tissues to healthy parts of your body
- Wrapping your affected area with low-stretch bandages or prescribing compression garments
- Skin care, breathing and exercise instruction
- Compression pumps, in combination with manual lymphatic drainage
The cancer rehabilitation team
Our team consists of experts in cancer rehab with multiple years of experience and advanced training.
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Speech language pathologists
- Lymphedema therapists