Oncology

Forté’s Oncology Clinic provides physical therapy to address pain, loss of motion, balance problems, neuropathy, fatigue & lymphedema for cancer patients and survivors.

Many survivors have difficulty enjoying the activities they did before their diagnosis.alternate text The therapists at Forté are committed to helping them return to work, leisure, and sports. Our therapists have special skills in treating problems unique to cancer patients such as post mastectomy shoulder and back pain, lymphedema, chemotherapy induced neuropathy, cancer related fatigue, axillary web syndrome, fat necrosis after reconstruction, fractures, and difficulty moving due to CNS tumors.

Physical therapy begins with a complete review of the patient’s cancer diagnosis and a thorough examination of their problems. Therapy sessions usually involve “hands on” techniques such as soft tissue or joint mobilizations to decrease spasms or increase movement, and specific activities designed to increase strength, motion, or coordination. We understand the unique problems associated with a diagnosis of cancer and know how to work within a patient’s limitations while going through cancer treatment. Our patients are guided through each therapy session with sensitivity, skill, knowledge, and compassion.

Forté Rehabilitation and Wellness Center is a primary sponsor of San Antonio’s DIVA Program, exclusively for breast cancer survivors, and many DIVA exercise classes are held here at our facility. Click here for more information on San Antonio’s DIVA program.