On Monday, January 29th, Kingsbrook's Cancer Rehab team will have an
information day to answer questions and introduce guests to our disinguished
program. Specialists will be available in the Briger Lobby at 585 Schenectady
Avenue betweem Winthrop Street & Rutland Road from 10:00-10:30 am.
The Cancer Rehabilitation Program at Kingsbrook Rehabilitation Institute
offers a holistic interdisciplinary team approach to treat the impairments,
activity limitations and participation restrictions of persons diagnosed
with cancer.The goal of the program is to provide the person served with
individualized treatments that will optimize and maximize function and
deliver care in a sensitive and compassionate manner by competent clinicians
who advocate for their needs.
The Kingsbrook Cancer Rehab team recognizes that cancer affects both the
person served and their families and our treatments are guided by their
preferences and personal goals. The person served is provided with resources
that emphasize wellness and an active lifestyle. Our skilled clinicians
communicate and collaborate with other healthcare providers involved in
the care of the person served.
The program offers a variety of services in both inpatient and outpatient
settings that provide interventions in preventive, restorative, supportive
and palliative rehabilitation that optimize function, promote healthy
lifestyles, provide psychological and coping skills, emphasize participation
in life roles and educate the person served and their families.
The effects of cancer and its treatment on the person served may include
fatigue, swelling of limbs (lymphedema), balance dysfunction, sensory
loss, nerve pain (neuropathy), swallowing dysfunction, weakness, memory
loss, depression and anxiety.
To optimize function, our program offers the following services to address
these impairments in our inpatient rehabilitation unit or in our outpatient
- Physiatry ( doctors who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation)
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Pathology
- Rehabilitation Nursing
- Social work and case management
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- Recreational Therapy
For more information please contact us at 718-604-5952.