Oncology Rehabiliatation

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 that combines range-of-motion training with light resistance exercises. These therapeutic exercises aim to reduce fatigue and improve physical function, safety and well-being. We also provide manual therapy aimed at prevention of lymph edema.

Occupational therapy

Our occupational therapists are available to help you with daily living activities that are important to your routine and quality of life, 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.

Experienced Care Team

Rehabilitation therapists are an important part of our cancer care team. With experience in all of the above treatment options, these therapists may offer a variety of services to help you manage side effects and improve your quality of life. Our therapists include licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists.

Personalized Treatment Approach

We personalize treatment plans to the individual based on each person’s goals and experiences. Your care team would help you decide which oncology rehabilitation therapies may help achieve your goals. You may have one or more of the above therapies during the course of your treatment.

More Information

Call the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department at 540-316-2680 for details, or to make an appointment.