MD Anderson Cancer Center
Physical and Occupational Therapy for Spinal Tumor Patients
Occupational therapist Shelby Ubrich and physical therapist Melanie Migues discuss the role of physical and occupational therapy for spinal tumor patients. They provide insight into the differences in the two therapies, what a patient can expect – activities, assisted devices and quality of life – and how a patient can prepare. They also discuss the anatomy of the spine. The presentation was given at the 3rd Annual Spine Tumor Patient Education Conference.
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Title: Physical and Occupational Therapy for Spinal Tumor Patients
Summary: Occupational therapist Shelby Ubrich and physical therapist Melanie Migues discuss the role of physical and occupational therapy for spinal tumor patients. They provide insight into the differences in the two therapies, what a patient can expect – activities, assisted devices and quality of life – and how a patient can prepare. They also discuss the anatomy of the spine. The presentation was given at the 3rd Annual Spine Tumor Patient Education Conference.
Keywords: Neurosurgery – Spine Program
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