Cancer Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation can improve your quality of life during and after your cancer treatment. With special training in cancer care, our rehabilitation specialists offer services that help you manage fatigue, maximize your strength and overcome treatment side effects.

At our facilities located throughout the Puget Sound area, we offer rehabilitation therapies for people with all types of cancer. Our team evaluates and treats you at any point during your cancer treatment. You’ll receive a thorough evaluation of your needs, and we’ll develop a complete treatment plan specifically for you.

Rehabilitation services

Our cancer rehabilitation services include:

Lymphedema Treatment

Lymphedema, often caused by treatment involving the lymph nodes, typically causes swelling of an arm or leg. To treat lymphedema, our team of licensed clinicians, including occupational and physical therapists, works in partnership with your doctor. We have therapists that are certified in combined decongestive therapy (CDT) and certified by The Lymphology Association of North America. CDT is one of the most effective approaches used to treat lymphedema. It includes:

  • Specific massage techniques to help move accumulated fluid
  • Compression bandaging to prevent re-accumulation of fluid
  • Hygiene and skin care to prevent infection
  • Exercise to maintain decongestion
  • Self-care and maintenance at home
  • Compression garments

Lymphedema treatment is offered at multiple locations:

Bonney Lake: Franciscan Medical Pavilion
Bremerton: Harrison Medical Center
Burien: Highline Cancer Center
Federal Way: St. Francis Outpatient Center
Gig Harbor: Jane Thompson Russell Cancer Care Center
Lakewood: St. Clare Specialty Center
Tacoma: St. Joseph Outpatient Center
Silverdale: Harrison Medical Center

Therapy and exercise

  • Aerobic exercise and strength training with certified athletic trainers
  • Assessment for adaptive equipment, such as wheelchairs
  • Desensitization techniques to reduce tingling in the hands and feet, a common side effect of chemotherapy
  • Occupational therapy to rebuild functional skills in the home, workplace and community
  • Physical therapy to improve balance, coordination, flexibility, mobility and strength
  • Speech therapy to improve communication skills and swallowing function

Make an appointment for cancer rehabilitation services

Our licensed therapists and certified rehabilitation specialists can help get you moving and feeling better. To learn more about our services, talk with your physician or contact us.