Athens Regional Health System

Cancer Rehabilitation

Athens Regional's Rehabilitation care offers many services with the cancer survivor in mind.

Pulmonary Rehab
Focuses on breathing techniques, recovery positioning and coping strategies for shortness of breath, as well as aerobic conditioning and strengthening for improved endurance.

Cancer Rehab
Focuses on regaining muscle strength and improving endurance and mobility for patients currently undergoing or finished with cancer treatment.

Women's Health Rehabilitation
Includes physical therapy services for treatment of pelvic pain, incontinence and post-surgical rehab following gynecological surgery and treatment.

Post-Mastectomy Rehab
Works to improve range of motion, flexibility and strength for women who experience stiffness following breast cancer surgery. Aquatic therapy can also help.

Lymphedema Management
This therapy assists with the side effects of cancer surgery and treatment and with patients interested in minimizing their risk of developing lymphedema. Appropriate for all stages of lymphedema. The therapist is certified in Complete Decongestive Therapy.

Dysphagia Therapy
For patients who have difficulty swallowing or managing saliva following treatment from throat and neck cancers. This program may also involve the use of Vital Stim -- an electrical stimulation that aids the strengthening of swallowing muscles.

Cognitive Speech Therapy
Addresses memory loss, communication problems and other cognitive difficulties associated with chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

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