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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 Director of Integrative Services and Oncology Rehabilitation at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Philadelphia, and Chief of the Division of Rehabilitation Services for CTCA®.

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 American Physical Therapy Association, including the Health, Policy, & Administration Section and the Oncology Section. She is also active in the Young Professionals Network of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. She has presented in many public settings, including The Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association’s combined sections meeting highlighting the value proposition of the Integrative Medicine Team for patients living with cancer. Other presentations included the 8th Annual FORCE Convention and Susan G. Komen’s Latinas United for the Cure Event, serving with panels of experts on the impact of the integrative team for patients pre- and post-operatively, as well as throughout survivorship.

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