Benefits of Oncology Rehab

Cancer Rehabilitation helps offset limitations and reduces pain caused by cancer treatments. Let us help you get strong and stay as strong as you can be throughout your cancer recovery. You can gain and maintain your independence with Oncology Rehab and Wellness programs. 

"If the effects of exercise could be encapsulated in a pill, it would be prescribed to every cancer patient worldwide and viewed as a major breakthrough in cancer treatment."

 

Prue Cormie, Principal Research Fellow in Exercise & Cancer, Australian Catholic University

Benefits of Cancer Rehab Include:

More about Cancer Rehabilitation

Oncology rehab is provided by therapists who have extensive experience and training in treating the unique needs of cancer patients and and survivors.  Oncology rehab addresses problems that patients often experience during or after treatment (surgery, radiation, chemotherapy) including cancer-related fatigue, unsteadiness, pain, muscle weakness, reduced range of motion in joints, soft tissue restrictions post radiation or surgery, lymphedema/swelling, and decline in activity tolerance.

An estimated 65-90 % of cancer survivors develop impairments from cancer treatments. Oncology rehab can help survivors achieve optimal function, well being, and quality of life through *individually-prescribed exercise programs, comprehensive balance training, cardio-respiratory/endurance training and pain management.

*Because cancer treatment can cause other medical problems (cardiac, respiratory, chemo-induced neuropathy), it is advised that patients are supervised and directed by a rehabilitation professional until it is safe to transition to an independent exercise program.

 

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What the Experts Say About Oncology Rehab

"Cancer patients who exercise regularly experience fewer and less severe side effects from treatments. They also have a lower relative risk of cancer recurrence and a lower relative risk of dying from their cancer.

If the effects of exercise could be encapsulated in a pill, it would be prescribed to every cancer patient worldwide and viewed as a major breakthrough in cancer treatment. If we had a pill called exercise it would be demanded by cancer patients, prescribed by every cancer specialist, and subsidised by government."

Prue Cormie, Principal Research Fellow in Exercise & Cancer, Australian Catholic University