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The University of Maryland Rehabilitation Network at Upper Chesapeake Health offers a wide array of rehabilitation services in many highly specialized areas, including rehab for individuals receiving cancer treatment.
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This program provides individuals who are receiving chemotherapy for breast or head/neck cancer with cognitive therapy resources. The goal of chemo brain intervention is to maintain current cognitive function and reduce decline during active and post-chemotherapy treatment. Assessments are done before and during chemotherapy allowing infusion nurses to track potential changes in cognitive ability. Intervention may also occur during our survivorship clinic giving people the resources they need to continually challenge their brains and thought processes. For more information call 443-643-3257.
Chemotherapy-Induced NeuropathyToggle accordion item
LymphedemaToggle accordion item
- Skin and nail care
- Manual lymphatic drainage
- Gradient bandaging
- Therapeutic exercises
Educating our patients on lymphedema management is an essential part of the rehabilitation we provide. With proper management, patients are able to everything daily life requires. For more information call 443-643-3257.
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Stay Fit & ActiveToggle accordion item
Chronic fatigue is a common side effect of cancer treatment. To help combat the fatigue, we offer Stay Fit & Active, a low-impact fitness program for those undergoing cancer treatment or recently completing treatment. The program is led by an oncology-certified fitness instructor and teaches individuals how they can lessen the tiredness by staying active and exercising. For more information call 866-393-4355
Thoracic Cancer PrehabToggle accordion item
Prehab is a form of strength training designed to help individuals reach an optimal level of fitness before undergoing a treatment or procedure. Lung prehab specifically helps maximize the respiratory efficiency of people diagnosed with lung cancer. Individuals are evaluated by a physical therapist for basic strength, flexibility of joints and elasticity of the rib cage during respiration. It is recommended prior to any treatment for lung cancer regardless if it is surgery, radiation or chemotherapy. A pedometer and journal are provided allowing patients to monitor and track their steps. After treatment or surgery, individuals are referred back to physical therapy to review their progress and discuss whether any additional therapy is needed. For more information call 443-643-3257