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Cancer Rehabilitation

Updated: May 11, 2022

Did you know that cancer is widely known as a chronic disease that requires long-term management?

Find out how you can manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life through cancer rehabilitation.

Cancer rehabilitation is a form of specialized care where trained professionals, typically physiotherapists and occupational therapists help address the following problems, regardless of the type or stage of cancer and treatment:

  • Pain and stiffness (surgical or radiation site)

  • Cancer-related fatigue

  • Doing daily activities or moving around

  • General weakness and loss of strength

  • Swelling issues

  • Numbness or tingling in fingers and feet

  • Poor appetite and sleep

  • Mood changes, anxiety or depression

There are 3 phases of cancer rehabilitation:

  1. Restorative - during treatment or immediately post-treatment

  2. Supportive - post-treatment, in remission or under surveillance

  3. Palliative - disease progression to advanced stage and all treatment stopped

There is a role for rehabilitation in each phase for every cancer journey, whether it is to minimize symptoms, restore function, improve strength, reduce long-term side effects or optimize quality of life.

Regardless of which phase you are in, please know that it is your journey and you are not alone.

Watch how to combat chemotoxicities with our physiotherapist Jolyn in the following video:

​At The Rehab Studio, we have a physiotherapist trained in providing cancer rehabilitation services, right to your door step.

Please contact us for more information.

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