Cancer treatments can be difficult and exhausting. The oncology rehabilitation programs at Providence help you regain your strength and mobility and improve your quality of life as you recover.
When your doctor prescribes cancer rehabilitation, our licensed physical therapists put their extensive experience and training to work creating a program that meets your needs. You can participate in rehab at any time during your cancer treatment process – from diagnosis through recovery and in survivorship.
When you come to the Providence Cancer Center for oncology rehabilitation, you get personalized one-on-one service. Our physical therapists work with you to assess your needs and create a plan that addresses your goals.
Our personal physical therapy sessions help you improve your strength, range of motion and endurance to get you strong enough to safely participate in the group class.
We also provide classes and open gym options.
This 20-session program includes an initial assessment to establish an individualized exercise plan followed by up to 19 class sessions.
- Aerobic exercise
- Muscle strengthening
- Range of motion exercises
- Relaxation techniques including:
- Guided imagery
Classes are available:
- Mornings: 10 a.m. - noon every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
- Afternoons: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday
Our certified lymphedema therapists provide complete decongestive therapy techniques. We evaluate your condition, plan treatment and fit you for a compression garment.
We also offer a lymphedema education class for you, your family and caregivers. This free class occurs on the third Wednesday of each month and includes information about:
- Lymphatic system
- Recognizing lymphedema symptoms
- Risk reduction recommendations
Call 907-212-6872 for details.
Once you complete your prescribed oncology rehabilitation services, you are encouraged to use the Oncology Rehabilitation gym during open gym hours to maintain your health. This is a self-pay program that uses a punch card you can purchase at the Cancer Center.
Open Gym Hours are:
- Mon - Fri: 9 - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 4 p.m.