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