Learn what CRA has been up to this April. 
CRA monthly news & updates
Keep up to date with CRA news, interesting facts, and things to look forward to in the coming weeks.
Upcoming Events:
Join us for a free yoga seminar "Gentle Yoga for Healing" on Friday May 27th from 6-7 at Covenant Presbyterian Church. This class is appropriate for anyone in the Austin community at any level of mobility. Invite your family and friends. For more information see the link below.                                               

Top 3 ways to promote lymphatic health:
Your lymphatic system is an important part of your circulatory and immune function. Here are 3 simple ways to keep it healthy:
  • Stay well hydrated: 
    Good hydration is key to promoting good lymphatic flow. It is recommended that you drink about 6-8 cups of water per day. Remember that coffee and sodas do not count, as they tend to promote dehydration.
  • Deep breathing:
    Stop and take 5-10 deep breaths 5 times per day to promote lymphatic circulation. This stimulate the largest lymphatic vessel in your body (the thoracic duct) to help move lymph fluid through your body.
  • Stay active:
    Your lymphatic fluid moves through your body by the contraction and relaxation of your muscles. So the best thing you can do for your lymphatic system is to get up and move around throughout the day and exercise at whatever level is appropriate for you.

Are you at risk for lymphedema and want a lymphedema consult? Call or email CRA today and schedule a consult with our certified lymphedema therapist Dr. Angela Wicker-Ramos PT, DPT, CLT-LANA.

What we have been up to:
It has been a busy month for CRA! Here are some things we have been up to:
  • Attended multiple cancer tumor boards (multidisciplinary committee meetings) at the Seton Cancer Care Collaborative and St. Davids Hospital.
  • Presented on "specialty care with a multidisciplinary approach" to students at Austin Community College
  • Hosted our first monthly seminar which was a presentation by Dr. Krystle Zuniga on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Brain Function.
  • Our massage therapist Geri Ruane  attended the Society of Oncology Massage Healing Summit and a Breast Cancer Rehab workshop in San Antonio.
  • Our oncology rehab therapist Angela Wicker-Ramos has been writing a course on oncology rehabilitation to educate therapists across the nation.                                               
Would I benefit from oncology rehab?
The good news is that with advancements in cancer treatment people are living longer. Unfortunately, cancer treatment can have some side effects that can significantly impact your life. Oncology rehab at CRA can help with the following issues from cancer treatment at any time during treatment or recovery:  
  • Pain
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Incontinence or pelvic pain
  • Balance issues from neuropathy
  • Swelling
  • Tissue tightness and discomfort
  • Scar pain and restrictions
  • Range of motion issues                                        and much more...

Call or email CRA today and learn how our oncology rehab therapist Dr. Angela Wicker-Ramos PT, DPT, CLT-LANA can help improve your quality of life and help you move beyond cancer.

Free acupuncture consults at CRA:
Our Acupuncturist Agnes Nowakowski L.Ac is offering free 15 minute consults to determine if acupuncture is right for you. Acupuncture has been proven to help minimize:
  • Neuropathy
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Hot flashes 

Call Agnes today to schedule your free consult at 512-731-2462.

We would love your help!
Can you believe Cancer Rehab Austin is almost four months old? Being a new clinic we need help spreading the word so we can help more people move beyond cancer. Some ways you can help:
  • Let your medical practitioners know about us at your next follow up appointment. 

  • Tell others in your cancer support community that we are here to help.

  • Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and share posts that you find interesting or informative.

  • If you have received treatment at CRA we would appreciate a review on Yelp or Google. People rely on reviews to find quality care and practitioners they can trust.

    We are so blessed to be in such an amazing Austin community. We appreciate your support and look forward to continuing to make a difference one patient at a time.

Cancer Rehab Austin | Phone: 512-524-0964 | Fax: 512-524-0936 
email: angela@cancerrehabaustin.com| Website: www.cancerrehabaustin.com