Back to search

Programs & Services

Rehabilitation Oncology - Occupational Therapy

Rehabilitation works to help patients restore or adapt to cognitive, functional and physical changes directly caused by cancer and / or cancer treatments.

Rehabilitation has many benefits: It can help manage cancer-related pain, lymphedema, fatigue and changes in speech, language, voice quality and mobility.

The Rehabilitation Oncology program consists of a team of rehabilitation specialists including occupational therapists, physiotherapists, a physiatrist and speech and language therapists. Services vary per location, however many services may be accessed through virtual care (e.g. phone, Zoom, Telehealth):

  • Central Alberta Cancer Centre (CACC) in Red Deer: Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech & Language Therapy
  • Cross Cancer Institute (CCI) in Edmonton: Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech & Language Therapy

  • Grande Prairie Cancer Centre: Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech Language Pathology

  • Holy Cross Centre in Calgary: Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Physiatry. Physiatrists are medical doctors specializing in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

  • Jack Ady Cancer Centre in Lethbridge: Physiotherapy

  • Tom Baker Cancer Centre (TBCC): Speech & Language Therapy

Assessments and treatments are offered in-person (1:1, groups) and through virtual platforms (phone, Zoom, Telehealth).

Your doctor will get a written report after your assessment.

For more information, please visit:

Cancer Care Alberta: Rehabilitation Oncology

Contact Details

Holy Cross Centre - Main Building

Location Info
2nd floor
2210 2 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2S 3C3
Getting There

Public transportation available

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Clients with rehabilitation conditions, including lymphedema, caused by cancer and / or cancer treatments.

Examples of, but not limited to, and other rehabilitation conditions such as:

  • axillary webbing (cording)
  • radiation capsulitis
  • trismus from head and neck cancer
  • radiation fibrosis limiting range of motion
  • pain
  • fatigue
  • decreased mobility and deconditioning
  • spinal accessory nerve damage
  • speech, voice and swallowing changes
  • cognitive changes
  • return to work planning
  • neuro-oncological changes such as chemotherapy induced polyneuropathy, brain fog and cognitive changes
Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Service Locations
Also Known As
OT, Rehab Oncology
Cancer rehabilitation, occupational therapy, rehabilitation oncology