Oncology rehabilitation is one of the supportive therapies available at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Eastern Regional Medical Center (Eastern) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to address patients’ cognitive, physical and emotional needs. Our licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech and language pathologists work in collaboration with your entire care team to individualize a treatment plan for you. The CTCA® oncology rehabilitation therapists in Philadelphia are part of a larger integrative care team providing a wide range of supportive therapies.
While undergoing cancer treatments, patients may experience side effects, including physical pain and fatigue, as well as anxiety, depression or nausea. Our Philadelphia-based oncology rehabilitation therapists collaborate as team to recommend an integrative treatment plan designed with the goal of helping you to build strength and endurance, regain independence, reduce stress and maintain energy. Some patients who receive oncology rehabilitation therapy may experience an improved quality of life. At Eastern, we offer a number of therapeutic oncology rehabilitation options, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, massage and lymphedema prevention techniques. At our Philadelphia hospital, our oncology rehabilitation therapists consult with the other doctors and clinicians on your care team as part of the CTCA integrative care approach.
Our oncology rehabilitation therapists are part of a wider integrative care team, led by a medical oncologist and coordinated by a care manager. Because many patients experience side effects and symptoms differently, we tailor rehabilitation therapies to each patient’s needs and treatment goals. This team approach is designed to involve patients in the planning of their care, treating the cancer and managing side effects at the same time so patients can reduce the risk of treatment delays and get back to their lives.