Cheryl Guarna was a practicing Physical Therapist for 15 years before opening Oncology Rehab and Wellness Resources, LLC. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University in 1998. As part of her ongoing commitment to cancer survivors, Ms. Guarna is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT). In addition to her certifications, she has extensive education and experience in oncology and oncology rehabilitation.
In her work and also family experience – where she has seen many people deal with the impairments resulting from breast cancer – Cheryl witnessed firsthand the potential to improve cancer treatment outcomes through rehabilitation. These experiences motivated her to open the region’s first cancer-specific rehabilitation clinic.
I want to help people through their journey. My goal is to improve the lives of those with cancer, one survivor at a time. Rehabilitation makes cancer patients and survivors stronger and able to better tolerate the often debilitating effects of cancer treatments and addresses the impairments that often occur. It empowers survivors to take back some control and live the best life they can before, during and after cancer treatment. ~ Cheryl Guarna
Originally from Pennsylvania, Ms. Guarna is an active member of the Ashburn community, living and working in Fairfax and Loudoun counties for 15 years. In her years as a physical therapist, Ms. Guarna practiced in outpatient orthopedic and home health settings. It is with this combination of experiences that she continues to develop innovative rehabilitation and wellness programs that encompass the multi-layered needs of cancer survivors. She is a member in good standing of the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the National Lymphedema Network, the Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce.
“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”
— Carlos Castaneda
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