610-868-221141 East Elizabeth Ave

 

Office Hours
Monday 8:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Tuesday 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Wednesday 8:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Thursday 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Friday 7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

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Bethlehem Rehabilitation Specialists

Cancer Rehab PatientIt is well known that cancer treatments can cause significant disability and difficulty with activities of daily living which can impact cancer survivor’s quality of life.

Nearly 75% of cancer survivors experience cancer related fatigue which may last from weeks to years.

The side effects of cancer treatment including pain, fatigue and disability have been shown to respond to physical therapy and rehabilitation. Our goal is to minimize these side effects and to encourage cancer survivors not to accept a “new normal.” Therapy can be started if you are currently undergoing treatment, have completed your cancer treatment or are living with chronic side effects. Whether cured or in remission, cancer survivors deserve the best possible care which includes help functioning at the highest level possible.

Dr. Harold Millman and Dr. Brigid Gallagher have seen the affects of cancer treatments within this patient population and have brought cancer rehabilitation to the practice of Physical Therapy.

STAR CLINICIAN CERTIFIEDSTAR CLINICIAN CERTIFIEDWe are pleased to announce that we have successfully completed STAR Clinician training and have been certified as a STAR Clinician. STAR Clinician Certification is a nationally recognized cancer survivorship certification developed by Oncology Rehab Partners (www.OncRehab.com) that focuses on the physical and emotional healing of cancer survivors.

This STAR Clinician Certification, designed to enhance a clinician’s current expertise, has provided us with a thorough understanding of the unique rehabilitation needs of cancer survivors and new skills to help patients increase strength and energy, alleviate pain, and improve daily function and well-being.

STAR Clinician is endorsed by the nation’s leading cancer centers and was developed by Julie Silver, MD, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, and herself a cancer survivor. Dr. Silver is a leading expert in rehabilitation medicine and the author of many books including After Cancer Treatment: Heal Faster, Better, Stronger and What Helped Get Me Through: Cancer Survivors Share Wisdom and Hope (published by the American Cancer Society).

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Who should be referred for cancer rehabilitation?

Anyone who has the potential to improve their physical function, emotional well being and quality of life.

When to refer/begin rehabilitation?

Difficulty Walking
History of Falls
Difficulty Climbing Stairs
Weakness
Fatigue
Difficulty with ADL
General Deconditioning
Adaptive Equipment Needs
Lymphedema
Limited Mobility
or Loss of Flexibility
Post Mastectomy Pain Syndrome
Chemotherapy Induced
Peripheral Neuropathy
Radiation Induced
Brachial Plexopathy
Scar Adhesion


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