Cancer Services

Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network has a team of clinicians who are experts in movement and function. Our staff provides evidence based rehabilitative care for with individuals with:

Evaluation

Every patient is unique and therefore will receive an individualized evaluation by a physical therapist, occupational therapist and/or a speech therapist. This may include:

  • Measurements of your strength, motion, and quality of movement
  • Assessment of your skin and scar and other related tissues
  • Assessment of your cardiovascular endurance
  • Assessment of your ability to swallow
  • Assessment of your posture and body mechanics while performing routine daily activities such as lifting, carrying, and walking)

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Therapy Treatments

Based on the results of this evaluation, the therapists(s) will create a treatment plan to address your individual needs. This may include:

  • Skilled manual therapy
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises to assist with functional activities
  • Education on steps you can take to establish a regular exercise routine and optimize your recovery

Goals

The therapists at Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network help individuals with cancer to:

  • Regain strength, motion, function, and independence
  • Learn how to manage the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.
  • Return to activities of daily living such as work and recreational activities.