Story Starter: Rehabilitation Critical to Patient Recovery

While the majority of cancer survivors today lead healthy, active lives, treatments such as surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy can sometimes have a longstanding impact on the body.

At Memorial Sloan Kettering, our team of specially trained experts is working in our unique rehab center to better understand, diagnosis, and help patients who experience a loss of strength and/or mobility due to muscle, nerve, and tissue damage.

Michael Stubblefield, MD, leads a team of physicians and  occupational and physical therapists who utilize the latest techniques and state-of-the-art technologies to guide patients as they work to regain their functional independence through a variety of approaches such as therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular training, and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.

Centrally located to the center’s outpatient facilities, Memorial Sloan Kettering’s 22,500-square-foot rehabilitation center is includes a full gymnasium with advanced equipment, a simulated park that allows patients to practice walking and balancing on a variety of different surfaces, and more than a dozen private treatment bays for one-on-one care.

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