Lymphedema is an over-accumulation of protein-rich lymphatic fluid that causes abnormal swelling in one or more areas of the body. This can be due to radiation therapy, lymph node removal, or surgery. Our certified therapists, trained in Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), can help to reduce swelling, explain potential complications, and teach you self-management techniques. Treatment is most effective when started early.
Grand View’s specially-trained therapists from the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department provide care and support for the following:
Cancer treatments may leave you feeling tired. Exercise is recommended for cancer-related fatigue. Through our cancer rehabilitation program, you will receive a custom fitness plan which we will design and monitor as you strive to feel more energized.
Common side effects of cancer treatment are feeling off-balance and experiencing abnormal sensations in your legs. Our therapists will work with you to improve overall balance and prevent falls and injuries.
After surgery or radiation therapy, we will help you improve posture, increase range of motion, decrease pain and reduce your risk for long-term musculoskeletal problems.