Make Cancer Rehab a Part of your Recovery

Sep 22, 2020
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You’re celebrating your win over cancer but you’re just not your old self. Aggressive life-saving treatments can take a toll on your body, that’s why rehabilitation should be a part of your recovery.

DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan’s (RIM) team of cancer rehab specialists includes:

  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Therapists
  • Lymphedema Therapists

“We help people manage the effects of cancer throughout their entire journey. We have patients that come to us before surgery to get ready for treatment, but typically we have patients that come to us post-surgery, chemo or radiation,” says Tammy DeMeere, a Physical Therapist and Certified Lymphedema Therapist at RIM.

We help cancer patients and survivors:

  • Improve strength and stamina
  • Improve your bladder and bowel control
  • Increase mobility and range of motion
  • Improve swallowing
  • Manage lymphedema
  • Manage pain
  • Improve balance
  • Reach your maximum activity level

Cancer rehab is designed to meet the individual needs of each patient depending on their goals and type of cancer. Ask your doctor for a prescription for physical therapy.

To make a therapy appointment at a DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan location, visit RIM Rehab Appointment page.