Cancer Rehab and Lymphedema

Being diagnosed with cancer can be exhausting and confusing. One day you were fine, the next day you are in your physician’s office talking about your future plans to tackle a serious hardship. This is where Therapy Solutions can help.

With extensive education and training regarding proper exercise and nutrition guidelines, treatment side effects, and possible emotional trauma from the experience, our staff can help you and your family navigate the many questions you may have.

Side effects of treatment that Therapy Solutions can help mitigate:

  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Swelling
  • Scar tissue formation
  • Pain
  • Fibrosis
  • Decreased appetite
  • Return to sex/intimacy difficulties
  • Bowel and bladder difficulties

Along with the above mentioned, people with a cancer diagnosis may experience lymphedema due to blockage of lymph vessels due to surgeries or radiation treatment. Lymphedema is swelling mostly found in the arms or legs but can be experienced in the trunk/abdomen region. Other symptoms besides swelling can be feeling of heaviness in a limb, pain, infections, weakness, and/or loss of range of motion.

At Therapy Solutions, our staff is highly trained in reducing the effects of lymphedema in order to improve your quality of life. Treatments include, but not limited too:

  • Manual lymphatic drainage with or without the HIVAMAT
  • Exercise
  • Heart rate variability training
  • Nutrition education
  • Teaching you and your family how to perform self-manual lymphatic drainage
  • Wrapping and/or bandaging
  • Compression garment measuring and fitting
  • Myofascial release
  • Skin care routine

These services can be given during and/or after cancer treatment. Our staff will do their best to work with you, your family, and your physicians in order to make a treatment plan of care that best serves your needs and wants.