The Cancer Survivor Program that we offer at Function Better PT is a one of a kind resource, that is now available in this area. It includes one on one specialized care of Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) and manual lymph drainage for post mastectomy patients, those who are suffering from lymphedema and those who are at risk for lymphedema. Other conditions that can also be successfully treated with CDT include chronic venous insufficiency, lipedema, post traumatic and post-surgical edema, inflammatory rheumatism, fibromyalgia and more!
We have a certified lymphedema therapist on site in our New Hartford (Washington Mills) facility who will care for any of these needs. Becky Noble, PTA, CLT has a thorough knowledge of complete decongestive therapy, which is considered the “Gold Standard” treatment for lymphedema. We offer private room sessions and individualized care for each of our cancer patients. We also work closely with a local compression garment company, who can measure and fit you perfectly for your compression garments.
Once our patients have successfully completed decongestive therapy, they are ready to transition into a more advanced exercise program with our on-site, Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist, Nicole Howard, CES, who will help to ensure a more fulfilling and active life.
Nicole also provides one on one, personalized and customized exercise sessions with any and all cancer survivors even if they haven’t gone through a cancer specific physical therapy program. If physical therapy is needed for certain aspects of care, she will refer appropriately.