The Southeast's Premier
Oncology and Lymphedema Clinic
A FEW WORDS
About our clinic
We provide general rehab services with a kind and caring focus and individual, one-on-one treatment at every visit. Our therapists see 8-10 patients per day max – unlike in other practices where managing 12-18 patients per day is the norm.
That means no long wait times and no rushed visits. See Our Services here.
We partner with you and your doctor on your journey to your best physical health.
Expect one-on-one attention and care in a modern facility, with a dedicated lymphedema clinic, that lets you do more of the things you love on a daily basis–helping you to achieve a much-improved “new normal.”
We further specialize in helping those whose lives have been touched by cancer.
WE ARE ALWAYS
Here to help
Here at H.O.P.E. Life Center, we bridge the gap between medical and physical health care. We want to help you THRIVE so you can once again enjoy your favorite activities without pain or fear.
Dennis Ittenbach, PT, MS CLT-LANA
Are You Ready To Thrive?
Let our rehabilitation and lymphedema clinic help you achieve maximum health.
H.O.P.E. Life Lymphedema and Rehabilitation Center offers general rehabilitation and physical therapy, with a focus on oncology physical therapy and lymphedema treatment in the Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, and Okatie, SC areas. Our goal is to maximize your independence, mobility, and health in a compassionate and warm environment. We offer general rehabilitation therapy for those recovering from surgery, illness, or injury, as well as specialized cancer physical therapy and a lymphedema clinic.
For Dennis Ittenbach, H.O.P.E.’s founder, it’s personal.
His wife is a 20+ year recurrent metastatic cancer survivor. As he helped her thrive with her recovery, Dennis found himself continually frustrated with the medical community’s focus on survivors’ medical health – while ignoring the impairments incurred to her physical health.
Most people measure quality of life as the ability to do the things you need and want to do, independently and without the assistance of others.
Until now, there’s never been a facility to bridge the gap by offering services dedicated to improving people’s physical health.
H.O.P.E. Life Lymphedema and Rehabilitation Center creates that bridge by offering physical therapy services dedicated to improving people’s whole body physical health.
Achieve A Better "Normal"
But you don't have to take our word for it. Our clients' results speak for themselves.
More About Us
PT, MS CLT-LANA
Dennis is a Board Certified Lymphedema Therapist with over 25 years experience working with oncology, lymphedema, and complex medical patients.
PT, MS CLT-LANA
Lori is a Board Certified Lymphedema Therapist with over 20 years experience and 10 years working with Lymphedema and Oncology Patients.
Catherine is a Board Qualified Lymphedema Therapist with over 10 years working in the Medical Field with Multi-faceted Experience in Patient Care.
Amber comes to HOPE with years in healthcare and is a master in organization, scheduling, and managing any insurance concerns. Amber strives to make sure you are well informed and taken care of from your first visit until the time comes you no longer need us.
Carol Eddy, MPT, CLT, is a board-certified clinical specialist in oncologic physical therapy and has specialized in oncology rehabilitation and lymphedema management since 1999. She recently relocated to Bluffton, SC in order to be closer to family and is very excited to be a member of the H.O.P.E. team.
A Few Of Our Recent Awards Honors Appearances
We offer general rehabilitation services, a lymphedema clinic, and specialize in physical therapy for those touched by cancer. Whether it’s been 15 days or 15 years since your last treatment, H.O.P.E. can help.