Cancer rehabilitation focuses on the unique physical needs of two groups of people: those undergoing active cancer treatment and those who are in the post-treatment phase. Our physical, occupational and speech therapists help to reduce treatment-related side effects of cancer and its treatment. With understanding of your goals and challenges, we will give you the tools to help you improve your physical well-being.
Problems that can be addressed by our rehabilitation team include:
- Loss of joint flexibility
- Muscle weakness
- Scar and soft tissue tightness
- Swelling of arms, legs, face or trunk (lymphedema)
- Numbness and tingling of hands and/or feet (peripheral neuropathy)
- Balance deficits
- Energy conservation
- Limitations of self-care and activities of daily living
- Recommendations of work site modification to accommodate physical limitations
Rehabilitation is open to patients who have had any type of cancer diagnosis. During your first appointment, your therapist will evaluate your medical history, assess your physical limitations and your personal goals for recovery. A treatment plan will then be created to address your unique needs. Most rehabilitation services are covered by insurance (including Medicare).
To schedule an appointment, have your physician fax a referral to our front office at 434-654-8488.
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