Regina Owens, OTR/L, CLT
Southeastern Regional Medical Center
"I want to help my patients gain and maintain a greater level of independence in their daily lives."
- Regina Owens
- MOT – Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida
- BS, Healthcare Management – Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia
- Licensed Occupational Therapist
- Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Practicing Since: 2009
Regina Owens has enjoyed being able to deliver patient-center care since joining Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in 2012. She is an occupational therapist at our hospital in Newnan, Georgia.
Owens is both a licensed occupational therapist and a certified lymphedema therapist. The focus of her work is helping patients regain independence with daily life skills such as dressing, self-feeding, taking medication, using the bathroom and other tasks, including cooking and doing laundry.
“I want to help my patients gain and maintain a greater level of independence in their daily lives,” Owens says.
With her lymphedema certification Owens can make treatment recommendations to decrease a patient’s swelling, which can occur in the arms or legs. The swelling can be painful and make movement difficult, which can make performing daily activities difficult, as well.
“As a lymphedema therapist, my focus is on reducing the edema (swelling) and improving patients’ ability to manage their condition by providing education on the function of the lymphatic system and educating the patient/caregiver on ways to control symptoms,” Owens says.
Prior to joining CTCA, Owens worked as an occupational therapist and lymphedema therapist in Macon, Georgia. In 2009, she earned her Master of Occupational Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida.
Owens completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management from Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia, in 2005.