- The Baptist Cancer Institute offers cancer rehabilitation services at all Andrews Institute Rehabilitation locations. Cancer rehabilitation encompasses personal rehab plans developed by a multidisciplinary team that help people with cancer maintain and restore physical function and quality of life. Cancer rehabilitation is available before, during and after cancer treatment for: Breast cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Pelvic Cancers
- Lung Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Skin cancer
Cancer rehabilitation can help a patient regain control over many aspects of life during and after cancer treatment. Our comprehensive program can help reduce pain, improve strength and improve the ability to function to keep a patient as active as possible. Research has shown that participation in exercise and rehabilitation can help a patient experience a fuller and quicker recovery. Read more about the benefits of exercise specific to those recovering from cancer
Cancer “prehab” is a program that occurs in the time between diagnosis and the start of treatment. It prepares a patient physically and mentally before surgery, chemotherapy, or other treatments. Cancer prehab is often a structured exercise program designed to improve endurance, strength and overall health. Treatment is individualized and determined after baseline measurements are taken and any pre-existing impairments are assessed. Research suggests prehab may improve a patient’s ability to tolerate cancer treatment and return to normal functioning more quickly. Components of cancer prehab may include:
- Evaluation of any pre-existing impairment or injury.
- Assessing individual health and fitness goals.
- Establishing baseline measurements of strength, mobility and endurance.
- Taking baseline arm or leg circumferential measurements and assessing risk of lymphedema.
- Education on customized exercise programs.
- Education on physical side effects of cancer treatment and any risk reduction or precautions a patient can take.
Making Your Appointment
A physician order is necessary for an evaluation and treatment. Once insurance and benefits are verified, you will receive a call from the Andrews Institute rehabilitation access team to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists for an initial evaluation.
Therapy sessions are available at the following locations. For more information, contact your referring physician.