Rehabilitation Services

Our certified therapists provide a variety of rehabilitation programs and services in a dynamic care environment including lymphedema care.

After undergoing treatment for cancer, you may lack strength or physical function. Our certified therapists can help you during recovery and regain your independence in every day activities.

Lymphedema Care

At Winship, we have certified lymphedema therapists to assist you with treatment and management of lymphedema as well as provide education to reduce your risk of developing it.

Lymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of fluid within the body which causes swelling. Damage to the lymphatic system causes this swelling and is sometimes an unfortunate side effect of cancer treatments such as surgery or radiation therapy.

Located at Emory University Hospital Midtown and Emory Johns Creek Hospital, certified lymphedema therapists are available to help you if you suffer from this condition.

To schedule an appointment with a lymphedema specialist at Emory University Hospital Midtown, please call (404) 686-2807. Please note that this service is only offered to oncology patients.

For Emory Johns Creek Hospital, contact outpatient rehabilitation to schedule an appointment at (404) 778-4124. Fax number is (770) 813-0555.

Oncology Rehabilitation Services

Oncology rehabilitation services are offered at the following Emory locations: Emory Rehabilitation Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Whether you have limited range of motion of an area treated for cancer, difficulty in completing your daily activities due to a decline in physical function, or overall fatigue due to your cancer treatments, rehabilitation services can help with working through the physical side effects of your treatments.

To request an appointment, contact any of the following locations nearest you and ask for an oncology rehabilitation specialist.

Rehabilitation Medicine

Rehabilitation is an important part of helping you regain and maintain the best physical, social, psychological, and work-related functioning during and after cancer treatment. Emory's Center for Rehabilitation Medicine provides inpatient programs and outpatient programs. Inpatient programs are designed to meet the acute needs of those who are hospitalized and need help to return home. The outpatient program consists of an intensive tract for patients needing rehabilitation in two or more skills and a traditional tract for patients who require a single therapy.

Emory Healthcare provides extensive rehabilitation care at several locations. A physician-directed rehabilitation team, including occupational therapists, physical therapists and others, will work with you to develop a personalized plan to achieve specific goals.

Photo of  Stephanie Kirkpatrick, PT, DPT, CLT
Stephanie Kirkpatrick, PT, DPT, CLT

Stephanie Kirkpatrick, PT, DPT, CLT

Physical Therapist and Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Emory University Hospital Midtown

Dr. Kirkpatrick specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of lymphedema.

Photo of  Terry Sylvester, PT, CEAS, Dry Needling Certified, CLT
Terry Sylvester, PT, CEAS, Dry Needling Certified, CLT

Terry Sylvester, PT, CEAS, Dry Needling Certified, CLT

Physical Therapist and Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Emory Johns Creek Hospital

Ms. Sylvester is a certified lymphedema therapist and physical therapist with more than 25 years of clinical experience.

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