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Video: Oncology RehabilitationOncology Rehabilitation
At Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), we want each patient to have the best quality of life possible. Experts in our oncology rehabilitation department work with cancer patients on skills essential to daily living.
An oncology rehabilitation therapist is a health care professional who specializes in helping cancer patients recover and return to daily life by evaluating and treating physical impairments. Some examples of oncology rehabilitation therapists include physical therapists (who use exercises and other methods to restore physical strength, mobility and function), occupational therapists (who help with performance of daily activities), speech and language pathologists (who help with eating, drinking and speaking), and manual therapists (who provide massage therapy and other techniques). Oncology rehabilitation therapists provide therapies alongside conventional cancer treatments to help individuals maintain strength, energy, and physical independence, and improve their quality of life.