As a leader in cancer care in Bucks and Montgomery Counties, Grand View offers many services to help you cope with the physical, mental and emotional effects of cancer treatments.
Our specially-trained therapists in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department can help you:
- Handle Fatigue and Weakness
Cancer treatments may leave you feeling tired. Exercise is recommended for cancer-related fatigue. Through our program, you will receive a personalized exercise program, designed and monitored by a team to help you feel more energized.
- Control Balance Disturbances
Two common side effects of cancer treatment, including weight loss and abnormal sensations in the legs, can cause you to feel off balance. Our therapists can help you improve your balance and prevent falls and injuries.
- Manage Pain, Muscle Tightness and Loss of Motion
After surgery or radiation therapy, our therapists will help you to improve posture, increase range of motion, decrease pain and reduce your risk for long-term musculoskeletal problems.
- Treat Lymphedema
Radiation therapy, lymph node removal or surgery can affect your lymphatic system. Lymphedema is an over-accumulation of protein-rich fluid that causes abnormal swelling in one or more areas of the body. Our certified therapists trained in Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), help to reduce swelling, describe potential complications and teach self-management techniques. Treatment is most effective when started early.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Sellersville Outpatient Center
915 Lawn Avenue
Sellersville, PA 18960
Support Services Through Grand View Health
Phase I: You will be instructed on how to manage lymphedema on your own and with the help of family or friends. By the end of Phase I, you will be fitted with a compression garment to help maintain the reduction in swelling.
Phase II: Designed to help you maintain the benefits achieved in Phase I, Phase II consists of:
- Compression garments worn during the day
- Compression bandaging at night
- Continuation of your home exercise program
- Skin and nail care