North Shore-LIJ Rehabilitation Network’s dedicated Cancer Rehabilitation program provides you and your family with result oriented, comprehensive rehabilitation services across every level of care. Our goal is to maximize your independence, increase your function and improve your quality of life following the effects of cancer and its treatments. Our specialty trained physiatrists (rehabilitation physicians) will develop a thorough plan focused on your specific needs.
Types of cancer we treat:
- Head and Neck cancer rehabilitation
- Spinal Tumor rehabilitation
- Brain Tumor rehabilitation
- Breast cancer rehabilitation
Your Care — Tailored for Success
Cancer rehabilitation is a physician-supervised program tailored individually to each patient’s needs. Our rehabilitation team will work with you to design a treatment program and set goals that specifically fit your needs — all supervised
by your physiatrist.
Our rehabilitation team includes:
Physiatrists are physicians, with expertise in the care of all forms of physical disability and lead the rehabilitation team.
Physical Therapists are dedicated to working with you to improve your ability to walk, get in and out of bed, improve your balance and increase your strength.
Occupational Therapists help you maximize your independence with activities such as dressing, bathing, grooming and eating.
Speech-Language Pathologists to work with you to improve your communication skills, reading comprehension, word finding, listening, vocal volume and swallowing.
Certified Lymphedema Therapists help treat and minimize swelling and pain that may be the result of surgery or radiation.