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Head and Neck Cancer Therapy

Those with head and neck cancer may experience difficulties with swallowing, voice quality, speech and jaw mobility either as a result of the cancer or the methods used to treat it. To help these patients maintain a productive life, Atlantic Rehabilitation provides evaluation, education and therapy before, during and after cancer treatment.

Our head and neck cancer rehabilitation services include:

  • Humidification of the mouth and throat
  • Laryngectomy tube fittings
  • Electrolarynx, or assistive-speaking device, training
  • Pre-laryngectomy education
  • Vocal and respiratory rehabilitation

Often during pre-education, we will loan patients an electrolarynx so they can feel comfortable speaking with the device prior to having surgery. This helps to decrease anxiety and improve the patient’s state-of-mind about their long-term rehabilitation.