Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Language Pathology Services
The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department offers both inpatient and outpatient Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy services. Therapy services begin with a doctor’s referral. Therapists with a special interest in cancer patients are assigned to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Treatments are designed to promote your strength and assist you in returning to an active lifestyle.
Once your physician decides that therapy services are needed, a licensed therapist will work with you and set up a treatment plan. The treatment plan may include activities of daily living (self care), movement training, strengthening exercises, speech and swallowing training, and cognitive activities, if needed. The treatments are designed to increase your activity and promote your ability to function safely following your discharge from the hospital. Therapists will also make recommendations for any needs for home equipment, follow-up therapy, and to facilitate a safe and appropriate discharge.