Treatment for cancer is difficult – let us assist you in your recovery
Improve and enhance your quality of life during cancer treatment and beyond through a prescriptive exercise rehabilitation program conducted at the Providence Cancer Center. Licensed physical therapists with extensive experience and training in oncology rehabilitation guide the program. Physician referral is required. We welcome participants at any time during their cancer treatment process – from initial cancer diagnosis through recovery and survivorship.
Strength and Endurance Class
The 20 session program includes initial assessment to establish an individualized exercise plan followed by up to 19 class sessions. The sessions combine aerobic exercise, muscle strengthening, range of motion exercises and relaxation techniques including use of guided imagery, meditation and affirmations.
- Mondays and Thursdays: 10 a.m.-noon; 2:30-4:30 p.m.
- Tuesdays and Fridays: 10 a.m.-noon
Personalized one-on-one physical therapy services to improve strength, range of motion and endurance are available for those not suited to participation in a group class. Goals are based on assessment of individual needs and can include getting strong enough to safely participate in the group class.
Certified lymphedema therapists provide services using complete decongestive therapy techniques including evaluation, treatment and fitting for a compression garment.
Lymphedema Education Class
A free class open to patients and providers is offered the third Wednesday of each month and includes information on the lymphatic system, recognizing lymphedema symptoms and risk reduction recommendations. Please call 907-212-6872 for details.
Upon completion of oncology rehabilitation services, our participants are encouraged to continue to use the Oncology Rehabilitation gym during our open gym hours. This is a self-pay program utilizing a punch card purchased at Providence.
Open Gym Hours:
- Monday-Friday, 9-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4 p.m.
For more information
Physical therapy is often a covered service provided by your insurance provider. If you have limited or no insurance coverage, please discuss with the staff for all of the options available.
To learn more about Providence Oncology Rehabilitation, please call 907-212-6872.