Occupational Therapy Services at NCS

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.

 Services Offered:

  • 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

Ask your physician for a referral today.

Hours: 8:30-3:30 Monday thru Friday


Lauren Robins, OTD, OTR/L, CLT

 

Lauren has a bachelors in psychology, a Master's of Science in Healthcare Operations Management and a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy. SHe has practiced in hospital and outpatient rehabilitation settings, treating a variety of diagnoses. Her love of oncology has brought her to Nebraska Cancer Specialists to specialize in Cancer Rehabilitation and Lymphedema. Lauren's passion for the patients in which she serves as well as for her profession is evident.

"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 for 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