Rehabilitation Services

Our oncology rehab therapists are specially trained to provide therapy services to address a variety of cancer-related impairments to help you before, during and after undergoing treatment for cancer. To request an appointment, call (770) 982-4525.

For many patients, treatment for cancer can bring about many functional impairments, such as decreased strength and endurance and/or pain that can affect your daily functional activities.

Our oncology rehab therapists can help you during and after treatment to improve recovery and regain your independence in everyday activities.

Oncology Rehabilitation Services

Winship and Emory Healthcare have partnered with the ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation Program to provide comprehensive cancer rehabilitation services to assist you throughout your cancer journey. Whether you have limited range of motion of an area treated for cancer, difficulty in completing your daily activities due to pain or discomfort or a decline in physical function due to cancer-related fatigue, our ReVital therapists are trained to understand the unique challenges cancer patients face during and after treatment.

Our therapists choose to specialize in cancer rehabilitation because they want to help people thrive, not just survive. Working with a ReVital trained therapist can help you:

  • Decrease pain and fatigue
  • Improve balance and mobility
  • Build strength and endurance
  • Enhance memory and concentration
  • Improve bowel, bladder, and sexual function
  • Reduce numbness and tingling
  • Manage persistent swelling and other side effects
  • Continue to engage in important daily activities and roles

During your first session, a ReVital therapist will conduct a detailed review of your history, perform a specialized assessment to establish baseline measurements and create a customized treatment plan. They will also provide education about the side effects of your cancer treatment and how to proactively manage them. Throughout your rehabilitation sessions, your therapist will communicate and update your progress to your doctor and care team at Winship.

The ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation Program is offered at a variety of Emory Select Outpatient Rehab locations throughout metro Atlanta. Telerehab is also offered for you to connect with one of our therapists via the web from the comfort of your home.

Lymphedema Care

At Winship, we have certified lymphedema therapists to assist you with the 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 that 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.

Certified Lymphedema Therapists are located at Emory Decatur Hospital, Emory Hillandale Hospital, Emory John’s Creek Hospital and the Emory Select Atlanta Sports location.

Request an Appointment

Whatever your oncology rehab needs may be, let us help you navigate the most appropriate location for you. To request an appointment, call our centralized scheduling department at (770) 982-4525. An order from your provider is required. This can be faxed to (770) 982-4506.

 

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