Rehabilitation in Patents With Tumors of the Spinal Column

  • Leah Moinzadeh
  • Sandee Patti
Part of the Current Clinical Oncology book series (CCO)


Rehabilitation is a critical part of the interdisciplinary approach to treating cancer patients suffering from tumors of the spinal column. Early mobilization and physical therapy (PT) intervention play and important role in preventing complications (see Fig. 1) (1) and improving quality of life. Rehabilitation is an integral part of the spine oncology team. It includes physical therapy, occupational therapy (OT), nursing, social work, case management, and physicians. This chapter discusses the role of PT and OT in patients with spinal tumors.


Occupational Therapy Spinal Tumor Inpatient Rehabilitation Rehabilitation Planning Adaptive Equipment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leah Moinzadeh
    • 1
  • Sandee Patti
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physical and Occupational TherapyThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationCleveland

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