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Kathryn Cantera, PT, DPT, CLT

Chief, Division of Rehabilitation Services at CTCA; Director, Integrative and Rehabilitation Services

Eastern Regional Medical Center

"Confucius said it best: If you love what you do, you will never have to work a day in your life. The most rewarding gifts as a clinician at CTCA are the relationships that we build, and the feedback from a patient that we made a difference."

- Kathryn Cantera, PT, DPT, CLT
Kathryn Cantera, PT, DPT, CLT


  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy – Widener University, Chester, PA
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Widener University, Chester, PA


  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist
  • Licensed Physical Therapist

Practicing Since: 2007

Physical therapist and certified lymphedema therapist, Dr. Kathryn Cantera is the Chief of the Division of Rehabilitation Services at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) and Director of Integrative and Rehabilitation Services at CTCA® in Philadelphia.

Dr. Cantera earned a bachelor’s degree, followed by a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, at Widener University in Chester, PA. She then attended Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy in Phoenix, where she became a certified lymphedema therapist (CLT).

Prior to joining CTCA® in July 2011, Dr. Cantera worked as a physical therapist at hospitals and medical centers in Philadelphia and New Jersey. She later served for several years as the Program Coordinator of Lymphedema Services at a network of hospitals in Southern New Jersey. She was also a physical therapist and lymphedema therapist at an outpatient rehabilitation center in Southern New Jersey.

She is a member of the Society for Integrative Oncology, and the American Physical Therapy Association, including the Health, Policy & Administration Section and the Oncology Section. She is active in the Young Professionals Network of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.

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