Brain and spine tumors can affect patients in a much more substantial way than a tumor in any other part of the body. Due to its proximity to healthy brain tissue, tumors sometimes affect the areas of the brain that control hearing loss, memory or speech difficulty, or cause trouble walking or moving. The benefit of the Cleveland Clinic's multidisciplinary approach is the collaboration with the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Rehabilitation specialists are available for consultations with patients and follow them through treatments in order to meet their changing needs.
Rehabilitation specialists are highly skilled and very experienced in working with patients that have suffered from or are suffering from brain and spine tumors. Specialists include:
- rehabilitation nurses
- physical therapists
- occupational therapists
- speech-language pathologists
- social workers
- certified recreation specialists
- rehabilitation psychologists and neuro-psychologists
- clinical resource managers
- rehabilitation technologists services
- medical specialist consultations
- respiratory therapists
- ergonomic services
To schedule an evaluation by with a Burkhardt Brain Tumor Center specialists, please call 216.636.5860 or toll-free at 866.588.2264.