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Cancer Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapy

Physical, occupational and speech therapy can help people who are diagnosed with cancer meet the challenges of this disease. By maximizing strength, mobility and function during and after cancer treatment, patients can enhance their quality of life and continue everyday activities as much as possible.

Rehabilitation can help cancer survivors with the following:
 
Physical Therapy

  • Balance program
  • Breast cancer therapy
  • Cardiovascular/strength training programs designed for individuals undergoing cancer treatment
  • Exercise programs to address range of motion and strength deficits caused by surgery or treatment
  • Incontinence/pelvic floor program, including sexual dysfunction
  • Lymphedema services
  • Muscle re-education for neurological deficits
  • Scar management

Occupational Therapy

  • Energy conservation training
  • Evaluation of needs for adaptive equipment
  • Evaluation for safety in the home environment
  • Work site evaluations
Speech Therapy

  • Evaluation and treatment of speech and swallowing disorders
  • Cognitive retraining