At St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Rehabilitation Department, patients diagnosed with lymphedema, breast cancer and
other cancers can expect a thorough evaluation and individualized treatment plan based on the most up-to-date
Allison Langlitz, PT, CLT-LANA is a Physical Therapist and Certified Lymphedema Therapist with over 10 years of
experience treating patients with lymphedema as well as the multiple side effects associated with cancer treatment.
Allison is certified through the Lymphology Association of North America and has taken further advanced training in
treating Lymphedema of the Head and Neck, as well as Cancer and Breast Cancer Rehabilitation.
Lymphedema is a condition that involves a buildup of fluid in the body. Lymphedema usually affects the arms or legs,
but may affect any body part. It most commonly develops after surgery or radiation for the treatment of any type of
cancer that affects lymph nodes or lymph drainage, in the area served by those lymph nodes.
The international standard of care for lymphedema is called Complete Decongestive Therapy which consists of a
combination of specific treatments, performed by a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT). Complete Decongestive
Therapy includes Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Compression Therapy, Therapeutic exercise, and patient education.
St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Rehabilitation Department can serve all cancer survivors in need, whether beginning
treatment, finished with treatment or experiencing late effects or unresolved issues from past treatment.
Physical Therapy can benefit a patient with a diagnosis of cancer to increase strength and endurance and prevent future
medical problems. The Physical therapist will create a personalized rehabilitation plan, with the goals of increasing
strength and energy, alleviating pain, improving physical functioning, achieving emotional balance and improving quality
Survivorship Care Plan
A survivorship care plan is a record of a patient's cancer history. It contains important information about the diagnosis,
given treatment, the need for future check-ups and cancer tests, the potential long-term late effects of the treatment you
received, and ideas for improving your health. The care plan is created with your medical oncologist.
Please contact Karen Ciardullo, Clinical Coordinator of Oncology, for upcoming cancer screening events, by calling (845) 458-4444.