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Cancer Occupational Therapy

Feel Better During Cancer Treatment

If the side effects from cancer and cancer treatment are causing you problems in your daily life, you may benefit from physical therapy or occupational therapy at the Saint Vincent Cancer and Wellness Center. Our physical and occupational therapists can help you keep moving with less pain and fatigue before, during and after cancer treatment. Cancer therapy can help if you’re experiencing:

  • Difficulty returning to recreational and/or functional activities
  • General deconditioning
  • Musculoskeletal pain (myalgia)
  • Cancer-related fatigue
  • Lymphedema (swelling in an arm, leg, or breast)
  • History of falls or risk for falling
  • Balance problems due to weakness/nerve injury or pathology
  • Adaptive equipment needs (walker, cane, crutches, etc.)
  • Post-mastectomy pain syndrome
  • Axillary web syndrome
  • Gait dysfunction
  • Scar tissue or radiation fibrosis
  • Difficulty with activities of daily living (such as bathing, dressing or toileting)
  • Weakness in your arms/hands
  • Joint pain (arthralgia)
  • Visuospatial, motion or sensory processing impairments

You may be a candidate for cancer occupational therapy if you have:

  • Trouble performing activities of daily living (e.g., bathing, dressing or toileting)
  • Stiffness limiting movement of your arms
  • Pain limiting movement of arms/hands
  • Weakness of the arms/hands
  • Trouble grasping/holding on to objects
  • Excessive swelling of arms/legs, head/neck or face
  • Fatigue

Lymphedema Treatment

Here at Saint Vincent Rehabilitation Services at the Cancer and Wellness Center, our Physical and Occupational Therapists are all certified in the treatment of Lymphedema. Please visit our Lymphedema page to learn more about how we can help you manage your Lymphedema.

Learn More

If you’d like to learn more about Physical and Occupational Therapy at Saint Vincent Cancer and Wellness Center or want to schedule an appointment, we encourage you to give us a call at (508) 363-6805.

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