Rehabilitative Cancer Care at St. Vincent's
Cancer Care Lymphedema Therapy
Ascension St. Vincent's Riverside and Southside are two of only a few centers in North Florida offering certified therapy to treat lymphedema. Breast cancer patients and other cancer patients experiencing excessive swelling in the arms and legs have access to therapists who specialize in this rehabilitation therapy.
To make an appointment call:
Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside – 904-308-7741
Ascension St. Vincent’s Southside – 904-296-3711
The fluid build-up can be very painful. Our licensed physical and occupational therapists certified in lymphedema therapy know how to perform a complete assessment and put together a customized treatment plan based on your specific condition.
Cancer rehabilitation represents physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. We utilize an “In Action” approach to instill confidence and positive well-being. These types of therapies can:
- Reduce arm/chest pain
- Improve shoulder range of motion and strength
- Build overall strength and endurance
- Improve functional independence
- Create a sense of physical and emotional well-being
- Manage swelling
Cancer rehabilitation can begin at any stage of your cancer treatment.