Our goal is to improve daily function and quality of life for the cancer survivor.
We create customized programs to address a wide range of symptoms and diagnoses for each type of cancer. Our experienced team of therapists and physicians work with individuals to address rehabilitation needs for a variety of conditions including:
Common conditions treated
Decline in balance
Difficlity with walking
Numbness in feet or hands
Scar tissue restrictions
Our Physical Therapists:
Our physical therapists are certified lymphedema therapists (CLT) in addition to having advanced training in manual therapy.
Denise Crawford PT, DPT, CLT
Nickolas Frangis PT, DPT, CLT
Todd Hoffman PT, MSPT, CLT
Richard Northorn PT, DPT, CLT
With our service-oriented staff, we provide excellent patient care and comprehensive physical therapy services to your community. Our experienced staff can evaluate and treat a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and neurologic conditions, as well as post-surgical issues utilizing :
Moist heat/Cold therapy
Manual therapy techniques including:
Soft Tissue Massage/ Myofascial release
Muscle Energy Techniques
Lower extremity strengthening
Upper extremity strengthening
Core strengthening/ Postural Strengthening
What Is Lymphedema?
Lymphedema is characterized by swelling and fluid accumulation in the head, arm, leg, and/or trunk.
First Signs of Lymphedema:
Tingling / Numbing
Restricted Range of Motion
Tight Clothing or Jewelry
How Is Lymphedema treated?
Lymphedema is most effectively managed with a combination of treatments called Complete Decongestive Therapy, which consists of the following:
Manual lymph drainage to stimulate and redirect lymph flow through specialized massage
Compression with bandaging, garments, and occasionally pumps
Exercise to assist the muscle pump to move fluid and to improve motion and strength
Skin care to maintain healthy tissue and prevent infection
Because early treatment is vital, it is important that individuals understand the symptoms and implications of lymphedema and begin treatment as soon as possible
How cancer rehabilitation can help:
Rehabilitation can improve the quality of life for people with cancer by reaching the following goals:
Improving physical strength to help offset weakness caused by cancer and cancer treatment
Increasing a person’s ability to care for himself or herself and reducing support needed from caregivers
Providing support to adjust to actual, perceived, and potential losses due to cancer and cancer treatment
Managing symptoms of cancer and its treatment, including fatigue, sleep problems, and pain.
Rehabilitation often helps patients regain strength, physical functioning, and independence that they may have lost due to cancer or its treatment.
Talk with your health care team to learn about the rehabilitation services available at your cancer center or in your area.
Depending on your needs, you may visit one or more specialists trained in specific areas of rehabilitation
The insurance verification and authorization staff at New York Cancer & Blood Specialists will assist you with your insurance coverage. You may also contact your insurance company directly regarding your policy’s specific coverage components.
To Schedule an Appointment: For outpatient treatment or evaluation, call 631-574-8303
NYCBS Physical Therapy Location: 1500 Route 112 Washington Professional Plaza - Building #4 Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776