Cancer treatments can lead to limitations in survivors’ ability to function.  Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Rehabilitation Services offers a comprehensive program for all cancer survivors in all stages of treatment, whether newly diagnosed or long finished with all treatments.  Services offered include occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology services.

Our goal is to improve daily function and quality of life for every survivor.  Each individual receives a customized plan tailored to meet his or her specific needs.  Our team of therapists offers more than 40 years of combined experience in addressing a variety of needs of survivors including:

  • Communication Difficulties
  • Swallowing Problems
  • Memory Difficulties
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Loss of Motion
  • Posture Changes
  • Scar Management
  • Balance & Walking Difficulties
  • Lymphedema

Occupational & Physical Therapy

Our occupational therapists (OT) and physical therapists (PT) specialize in the care of cancer survivors, and understand the unique needs of survivors in all stages, with all diagnoses.  OT may be able to assist with activities of daily living including bathing, dressing, grooming, managing your home, and caring for yourself or others, and making recommendations for equipment that may make these tasks easier.   PT may be able to assist with mobility including balance, walking, changing positions, climbing stairs, and making recommendations for equipment that will make mobility easier for survivors and/or family caregivers.  Both OT and PT are able to assist with decreasing fatigue in order to allow survivors to more fully participate in daily and leisure tasks.  OT and PT work with survivors to improve physical performance such as strength, coordination, and range of motion

Speech-Language Pathology

Our speech-language pathologist (SLP) provides specialty care to survivors of cancer diagnoses affecting the head and neck, or any diagnoses that have changed a survivor’s ability to communicate effectively, eat safely and comfortably, or open the mouth fully.  SLP may be able to assist survivors with memory difficulties after certain kinds of treatment.  SLP creates an individualized plan for each survivor to achieve the highest possible level of communication and eating.