Am I a candidate for oncology rehab?
If you have any physical problems that you did not have prior to your diagnosis, particularly if they interfere with your ability to function or your quality of life, you are a candidate for oncology rehabilitation.
What types of cancer diagnoses do you treat?
We can treat a wide range of cancer diagnoses, including but not limited to breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, spine and brain tumors, bladder cancer, colon cancer, ovarian cancer, leukemia and lymphoma.
Is oncology rehab effective?
Not only does regular exercise enhance overall health and well being, research now shows that cancer rehab and exercise can be effective for reducing fatigue associated with cancer and cancer treatments, decreasing depression and anxiety, improving quality of life, and even in reducing the risk of cancer recurrence.
Is exercise safe for cancer patients?
Yes. But, because of the possible complications and need for medical supervision, it is highly recommended that you begin your exercise program with a trained rehabilitation specialist (Physical or Occupational Therapist) to ensure your safety.
What should I wear for my appointment?
Your first visit will include a comprehensive assessment and may include initiation of exercises/treatment. Please wear comfortable/loose fitting clothing or work out clothes/shoes.
What do I need to do to obtain your services?
In order to receive an evaluation by one of our therapists, you will need an order from your physician. You can:
- Obtain a referral for PT/OT at your next appointment with your physician. You will then need to call us at (703) 789-0367 to arrange an appointment.
- Request that your doctor’s office fax us a referral to: (703) 870-3668. We will contact you to arrange your first visit.
- Direct your doctor’s office to our web site for referral forms and/or to make an online referral.
Please contact us if you have any questions or if you would like to discuss if oncology rehab is appropriate for you. We will assist you with determining the best options for you.