Rehabilitative Services

At the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, we have a comprehensive team of supportive care providers to help you do as well as possible after cancer treatment. Our team includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, cognitive rehabilitation (brain function) therapists and hand therapists.

Our goal is to help you improve how you function in the following areas:

  • Daily living activities
  • Communicating
  • Cognition
  • Getting around
  • Physical function

We are here to help you become as independent as possible and return to your own home, to work and to community activities.

As part of our cancer rehabilitation program, we have a team of therapists working to provide dedicated support designed to meet the needs of cancer patients.
The Comprehensive Cancer Rehabilitation Team can recommend to you, your family and your doctors  a rehabilitation treatment approach that will best fit your needs during your recovery. This may include providing you with memory strategies, working on gait training and learning to do activities of daily living with pacing strategies.

Our Comprehensive Cancer Rehabilitation Team includes therapists with specialty in:

  • Lymphedema / Edema Management
  • Neuropathy
  • Hand Therapy
  • Migraine / Headache
  • Chronic Pain
  • Pelvic Floor, Incontinence
  • Memory strategies / “Chemo Brain” treatment
  • Speech / Language strategies
  • Equipment & Wheelchair Assessments / Recommendations
  • Orthotics & Prosthetics
  • Vestibular & Balance
  • High Intensity Task Training
  • Fatigue Management
  • Assisted Technology Recommendations
  • Vision Rehabilitation
  • Orthopaedics
  • Return to Sport, Bike Fit
  • Aquatic Therapy

Physical Therapists

  • Jackie Lombard, DPT
    Acute Care
  • Mary Gramling, PT
    Lymphedema Specialist
  • Margaret McReynolds, PT, M Ed
    Palliative Care, Neuropathy, Myopathy, Chronic Pain
  • Ruth Semon, PT
    Breast Cancer, Incontinence
  • Sandra Gallagher, PT
    Breast Cancer, Pelvic Pain, Incontinence
  • Jennifer Wilhelm, DPT
    Comprehensive Cancer Rehab Team PT for Mobility, Balance
  • Cinda Hugos, PT
    Wheelchair Assessment, Orthotics and Prosthetic needs.
  • Jennifer Clemens, MS, CCC, SLP
    Comprehensive Cancer Rehab Team, Speech, Language, Cognitive Specialists


Occupational Therapists

  • Traci Carlson, OTR/L
    Acute Care
  • Anne-Marie Banasky, OTR/L
    Comprehensive Cancer Rehab Team Occupational Therapist, Assistive Technology

Hand Therapists

  • Jennifer Frydl, OTR/L, CHT
  • Suki Braverman, OTR/L, CHT