Head & Neck Cancer

Welcome to Walk of Life PT, where we specialize in providing comprehensive rehabilitation services for individuals who have undergone head and neck cancer treatment.

Our team of experienced therapists is committed to helping you improve your strength, function, and your overall quality of life.

What is Head and Neck Cancer Rehabilitation?

Head and neck cancer treatment can significantly impact your ability to speak, swallow, and breathe, and can cause significant discomfort and pain. Head and neck cancer rehabilitation is a specialized form of therapy that helps patients improve their function and their quality of life following cancer treatment. 

What is Included in Head and Neck Cancer Rehabilitation?

Head and neck cancer rehabilitation is a comprehensive process that can involve a range of techniques, including manual techniques including IASTM, thyroid/hyoid mobilizations and passive stretching to decrease tightness and improve range of motion. Techniques utilized in PT can help break down scar tissue/restrictions and hopefully assist these patients with their overall swallowing and speaking abilities. This population has a high risk of aspiration when eating/drinking, so it is crucial to decrease the risk of this occurrence.

How Walk of Life PT Can Help

Head and neck cancer patients are also a part of the population we commonly see. These patients may struggle with lymphedema due to damage to the lymph nodes from radiation.

In some cases they will need CDT and MLD techniques to manage their lymphedema or reduce their risk of developing it. They often experience extreme tightness and fibrosis from the radiation on the skin around their sternocleidomastoid (SCM), thyroid cartilage, scalenes and submandibular region (neck and jaw area).

These patients also greatly benefit from posture correction due to the common presentation of forward head posture due to tight anterior neck structures.

Our exclusive facility is designed to provide a comfortable and welcoming environment for our patients. We prioritize patient comfort and privacy in our treatment approach and work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and goals.

Don’t let head and neck cancer limit your quality of life. Contact Walk of Life PT today to learn more about our head and neck cancer rehabilitation services and schedule your appointment. Let us help you get back to living your life to the fullest.