OHSU's Oncology Rehabilitation Team of physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists who provide specialized services to patients with cancer. We work with people through all phases of disease and/or treatment to improve quality of life and function.
Cancer and the treatments of cancer can result in a wide variety of adverse side effects including but not limited to:
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Muscle weakness
- Balance problems
- Problems with mobility
- Incontinence of bowel and bladder
- Cognitive deficits ("chemo brain")
We work closely with our other treatment partners including Oncologists, Nurses and Social Workers to provide a comprehensive approach to the management of cancers. Treatment is based on a patient’s particular needs and issues grounded in science and evidence based treatment approaches.