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Cancer Rehabilitation and Therapy

Baton Rouge General’s cancer rehabilitation and therapy program consists of the following comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services and is designed with you in mind, with access to our skilled and compassionate staff.

For more information, email rehab@brgeneral.org or call (225) 763-4243.

Our Programs Include:

Inpatient Skilled Nursing

Our licensed skilled nursing units combine the advantages of rehabilitation and 24-hour skilled nursing care, helping return you back to the life you were leading prior to hospitalization. In an environment of caring and compassion with a focus on helping you regain quality of life.

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Our fully accredited 10-bed rehabilitation unit enhances and restores functional ability and quality of life following an acute injury or illness. Our staff provides individualized care to optimize physical independence.

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Our outpatient therapists offer a coordinated program geared toward providing the highest level of patient care using sophisticated techniques and evidence-based treatments, allowing you to make a greater recovery in less time. Services are offered for:

Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy:

  • Activities of daily living
  • Range of motion and strengthening exercises
  • Reconditioning
  • Scar management
  • Pain management
  • Ergonomic education

Cancer Rehabilitation:

  • Range of motion and strengthening exercises
  • Reconditioning
  • Skin/wound care
  • Head and neck cancer treatment
  • Post mastectomy program

Lymphedema Rehabilitation:

  • Manual lymphatic drainage
  • Compression bandage and garments
  • Vasopneumatic pump

Pelvic Health:

  • Obstetrical pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Urinary and fecal incontinence

Speech Therapy:

  • Speech communication and swallowing treatment
  • Pre-radiation and surgery counseling for head and neck patients
  • Head and neck lymphedema treatment
  • Alaryngeal voice rehabilitation
  • Artificial larynx
  • Esophageal speech
  • Tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP) speech
  • Videoflouroscopic swallow studies
  • (Pharyngogram = Modified Barium Swallow - MBSS)
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