Moffitt Cancer Center offers a full range of rehabilitation services to help our patients improve their daily function and lead higher-quality lives. Therapy can be beneficial to patients who notice differences in their physical, social, psychological and/or work-related abilities during and after their cancer treatment. We also offer rehabilitation services for people who haven't been diagnosed with cancer. Our mission is to improve the quality of life, physical health, and functional independence of patients across all cancer diagnoses and phases of recovery, as well as contribute to the prevention and treatment of swallowing and communication disorders.
Moffitt’s multispecialty rehabilitation services team includes experts from physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology. These professionals work closely with our oncologists to develop individualized programs to ensure the best possible care for our patients.
At Moffitt, we understand the wide-ranging effects that cancer can have on a patient’s daily life and physical abilities. To help our patients regain their quality of life and become as independent as possible, we offer rehabilitation services to address:
- General deconditioning
- Postural changes
- Balance loss
- Walking difficulties
- Joint stiffness
- Urinary incontinence
- Falls prevention/education
- Activities of daily living
- Fine motor skills
- Cognitive training
- Speech or swallowing difficulties
- Post-operative laryngectomy voice restoration
As part of Moffitt’s world-class cancer care, a patient can take part in our rehabilitation services as an inpatient or as an outpatient at any time during or after treatment. We encourage our patients and their families to take active and informed roles in the cancer rehabilitation process.
To learn more about the rehabilitation services available at Moffitt, call 1-888-MOFFITT or complete a new patient registration form online. We take appointments Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Physician referrals are required.