Supplemental Therapies

Supplemental Therapies

Physical, Occupational, Speech and Other Therapies - During the course of your treatment, your physician may order physical, occupational, speech or other therapies to aid in your recovery. The HealthPlus Fitness Center, and Rehabilitation Services department at East Alabama Medical Center, including its outpatient program, RehabWorks, has the staff and expertise to provide these therapies.

Lymphedema therapy - Lymphedema is most common in women after breast cancer treatment, including radiation, simple mastectomy, lumpectomy or radical mastectomy with removal of lymph nodes. It may also affect women and men who have been treated for other forms of cancer or who have suffered trauma to the lymph system. At EAMC, we offer a program of education and care through our Rehabilitation Services and RehabWorks to help you avoid lymphedema or keep it under control. For more information, call (334) 528-5828.

Supplemental Therapies

The Robert and Marjorie Goodson Oncology Wellness Program - This program is a collaboration between the Cancer Center of East Alabama, HealthPlus Fitness Center, and RehabWorks outpatient rehabilitation. Studies have shown that exercise, good nutrition, and emotional and social support go a long way toward improving the quality of life for cancer patients both during and after treatment. For more information, call HealthPlus Fitness Center at (334) 887-5666 and ask about the Oncology Wellness Program. Click here to view the brochure.

Goodson’s Garden - In 2010, a garden near the Cancer Center was created. The funds to make this beautiful area were given to the East Alabama Medical Center Foundation by Doug Horn through the estate of Robert and Marjorie Goodson.

Goodson’s Garden is for use by cancer patients and their family members/loved ones, hospital staff, and anyone who wants a place for quiet reflection or meditation. The garden features a fountain, ambient music, and life-affirming quotes carved into decorative stones placed throughout the garden. There is something of beauty in each season.

We invite you and your loved ones to visit this garden and enjoy the sense of peace it provides.