Cancer Rehabilitation Program
The Johns Hopkins Cancer Rehabilitation Program is a comprehensive interdisciplinary program developed to provide outpatient rehabilitation to all cancer patients and survivors in need, whether you are newly diagnosed or long finished with treatment. Our goal is to improve daily function and quality of life for the cancer survivor. We create customized programs to address a wide range of symptoms and diagnoses for each type of cancer. Our experienced team of therapists and physicians work with individuals to address rehabilitation needs for a variety of conditions including:
- Poor endurance
- Decline in balance
- Postural changes
- Joint stiffness
- Difficulty with walking
- Numbness in feet or hands
- Scar tissue restriction
Cancer Rehabilitation Experts
We are uniquely qualified to understand the effects of cancer and cancer treatments on daily life. Our team includes physical and occupational therapists as well as physiatrists (rehabilitation doctors) who will work with your oncologists to ensure the most appropriate course of treatment. Our goal is to improve your daily function and quality of life.
Cancer Rehabilitation Services
Make an Appointment
To make an appointment at The Johns Hopkins Cancer Rehabilitation Program, please call 410-614-3234.
Friday 7AM - 6PM
Monday-Thursday 7AM - 7PM
We accept most major insurance and work closely with our clients to verify benefits and accommodate individual needs.
To refer your patient to The Johns Hopkins Cancer Rehabilitation Program, please fill out this form, and instruct your patients to call 410-614-3242 to schedule an appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cancer Rehabilitation
What is the Cancer Rehabilitation Program?
This program is designed to address your desire to achieve an active life. Your rehab will continue outside the hospital setting.
Why would I come to the Cancer Rehabilitation Program?
This is for patients who want to work hard to do more on their own. Our goal is to help you live your life as you did before you came to the hospital. Whether you are newly diagnosed or long finished with treatment, if you want to increase your independence and continue working on your rehab goals, then the Cancer Rehabilitation Program may be right for you.
Where is the Cancer Rehabilitation Program?
We are located in Meyer 1-130 of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Please contact 410-614-3234 for directions.
What kind of therapy will I receive?
You will receive Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physiatry. We also have other services, such as Rehabilitation Psychology and Speech-Language Pathology, if you need them.
Why do I need to see a physical therapist?
A physical therapist will help you address feeling tired, feeling weak, having pain, and having bad balance.
Why do I need to see an occupational therapist?
An occupational therapist will address doing daily activities like dressing/grooming/bathing, increasing your fine motor skills, saving your energy, and improving memory and sight.
Why do I need to see a physiatrist?
A physiatrist is a doctor with special training in physical medicine and rehab. They are experts in creating the best rehab programs and directing medical care. This doctor will perform an evaluation and manage medical problems associated with cancer such as fatigue, pain, and weakness.
What type of diagnoses do you see?
We see a wide range of diagnoses, including but not limited to: prostate cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, spine and brain tumors, leukemia, head and neck cancer, lymphoma, bladder cancer, and colon and rectum cancer.