Occupational Therapy Services
On-site therapy services help to assist you participate in the daily activities you find meaningful and purposeful. Specially-trained practitioners have the knowledge and skill to help mitigate the potential effects of treatment using individualized treatment plans. Our goal is to improve quality of life by providing high-quality and evidence-based therapy services throughout the continuum of care.
While you are undergoing treatment, therapy can help maintain physical well-being and reduce discomfort. After treatment, therapy can help you regain function and strength. Occupational Therapy can address the needs at each stage of your treatment and survivorship.
- Lymphedema Management
- Exercise and strengthening
- Addressing psychosocial and emotional concerns
- Adaptive equipment recommendations
- Addressing “Chemo Brain/Fog” or other cognitive concerns
- Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy
- Balance problems
- Issues with communication, swallowing, or eating
Lauren Robins, OTD, OTR/L, CLT
"Occupational therapy has a distinct value and effect on everyday living, health, and well-being. Our unique focus on our clients as holistic persons, lends to client-centered interventions that are especially meaningful and purposeful. I have found this to be unfailing while working within the oncology setting. I find it especially powerful and impactful to assist my clients through a very difficult period in their lives. Whether it is assisting in decreasing the discomfort from lymphedema or developing the strength and activity tolerance needed to attend a child's graduation, I know I am improving the quality of life for my clients regardless of his or her prognosis".
- Lauren Robins, OTD, OTR/L, CLT
Integrative Psychotherapy Services
Your mental-emotional well-being plays a role in treatment success.
Wellness of our minds, emotions and cognitive behavioral factors are an important part of the cancer journey. Your Nebraska Cancer Specialists team offers Individualized Integrative Psychotherapy Strategies to help you be the strongest YOU in your fight against cancer.
Meeting with Lori Wingerter, Integrative Psychotherapist, will offer you a “safe place” to nurture your spirit and begin to heal the challenging emotional effect of the cancer journey by focusing on healing and emotional wellness. You may also address life challenges including chronic illness, physical injury, and the countless losses and challenges that often come with cancer.
Together, we will work to
- Reduce the effects of anxiety and depression
- Reduce fear and worry
- Reduce stress and overwhelm
- Reduce adverse effects of cancer and treatment, including pain, fatigue, brain-fog, nausea
- Improve quality of life and hopefulness
- Improve decision-making, mental clarity
- Learn healthy coping strategies
- Help YOU be the best YOU
By utilizing these and other tools
- Emotional Support
- Support in information-processing and decision-making
- Progressive Relaxation
- Guided Imagery
- Mindfulness Techniques
Schedule your initial session with Lori today and get the emotional healing started!
*Integrative Psychotherapy services are covered by most insurances
Lori Wingerter, MA