Rehabilitation and Medical Fitness
Lakeland Health offers comprehensive inpatient, hospital-based, and outpatient rehabilitation services. The teams that provide these services include physical therapists, speech therapists, medical social workers, and psychologists. For patients with cancer, Lakeland offers specialized rehabilitation care from ostomy nurse specialists and lymphedema specialists.
Up to 30 percent of mastectomy patients develop lymphedema, a collection of excess fluid and protein in affected extremities. Lakeland Rehabilitation Services provides treatment options for this condition, including compression, skin care, soft tissue body work, and exercises. Lakeland's care team educated patients being treated for breast cancer on lymphedema prevention and early detection.