Hagerstown Oncology Rehab

Cancer-Related Therapies

Meritus Physical Therapy offers rehabilitation for oncology patients by promoting quality of life for those who have difficulty with walking, communicating, swallowing and performing other activities of daily living, and those who need pain management, have poor endurance, or swelling in the joints. Our rehabilitation program for oncology patients includes speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.

Voice Treatment Center

The Voice Treatment Center evaluates and treats pediatric and adult patients for functional and organic voice disorders. Some the conditions we treat include:

  • Benign and malignant lesions
  • Neurologic conditions
  • Vocal fold paralysis
  • Vocal cord dysfunction
  • Vocal dysphonia

Patients provided the best evidence-based practices to alleviate symptoms.

Breast Cancer Program

The Breast Cancer Program works with the John R. Marsh Cancer Center to provide patients with integrated services that include management of pain, swelling and scar tissue, instruction and treatment for problems with range of motion and weakness. We can provide education for adapting daily living activities, exercise programs, and aquatic therapies.

Post-Mastectomy Program

The Post-Mastectomy Program offers therapeutic services for women recovering from mastectomy. Physical therapy and occupational therapy focus on swelling control, pain control, scar control, and instruction in range of motion, adaptive techniques for daily living activities and a therapeutic aquatic exercise program. Counseling services are also available.

Speech-Pathology for Head & Neck Cancer

The Speech- Pathology division of the Head/Neck Cancer Program works closely with a patient's otolaryngologist, nutritionists, and oncology team to provide comprehensive support throughout the treatment process. Our treatment plans are designed to target the specific needs of patients through all stages of treatment of oral and/or pharyngeal cancer. Our facility provides treatment and education for communication, swallowing, range of motion, and edema/scar control.

Oncology Rehab