Oncology rehabilitation includes a wide range of therapies designed to help you build strength and endurance, regain independence, reduce stress and maintain the energy to participate in daily activities that are important to you. Here are the rehabilitation therapies we offer patients:
Physical therapy: As part of your cancer treatment, our physical therapists may help you design an individualized exercise program aimed at improving functional and movement abilities that may have been affected by the cancer or emerged after surgery, chemotherapy or radiation treatments. For example, improving range-of-motion, light strengthening exercises, re-strengthening muscles in and around the surgery area, treatment of lymphedema, reduce fatigue and pain relief techniques.
Occupational therapy: Our occupational therapists are available to help you with daily living activities that are important to your routine and quality of life, achieve maximum independence, improve balance and motor coordination, such as dressing, showering and eating.
Speech and language pathology: Many cancer patients may benefit from speech and language pathology. Therapists address problems you may be experiencing, including dry mouth, difficulty swallowing, loss of voice and cognitive changes that often result from cancer treatment.