Specialty program

Cancer rehab

We can help with: cancer-related fatigue / pain / cancer related brain fog or “Chemo brain” / Radiation fibrosis syndrome / scar tissue management / lymphedema / frozen shoulder and other movement restrictions / axillary web syndrome / chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy

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Fortunately, more people are surviving cancer than ever, however cancer and its treatment(s) can have many side effects that affect quality of life.

Cancer rehab is appropriate at all stages of the cancer journey. Our cancer rehabilitation program can help you optimize your physical and mental well-being. Our team uses proven therapeutic methods such as exercise, manual therapy, massage therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, acupuncture and other specialized services.

Cancer rehab can help reduce pain, fatigue, brain fog, numbness and other side effects of treatment. We can also help with stress reduction, return-to-work planning and put together an exercise plan.

“Pre-habilitation” is good to consider too.  We can often help to improve your baseline functional level making you better prepared for the cancer treatment, allowing you to bounce back faster afterwards. Regular screening of all cancer survivors and early referral to rehabilitation allows us to recognize and treat cancer-related issues before they negatively impact daily function and increase emotional distress.

Our clinics typically have physiotherapists, occupational therapists, kinesiologists and massage therapists available. They consult with one another and with the doctors and specialists involved with your care (with your permission). Other health care professionals such as psychologists and dieticians may also be involved.

Cost and coverage

Whether you are receiving physiotherapy, chiropractic service, massage therapy, occupational therapy or other types of rehabilitation services, most health insurance providers reimburse all or a portion of the fees.

Our clinic staff can help confirm your health insurance coverage. Your treatment may be partially or fully covered if you have extended health benefits, a worker’s compensation claim, or were injured in a motor vehicle accident.

Find a Lifemark clinic to determine the coverage options available to you which may include:

  • All third-party insurance
  • Extended health benefits
  • Worker’s compensation
  • Motor vehicle accident insurance

Please note that for payment, all major credit cards, debit, cash and personal cheques are accepted.

Have more questions? Please visit our FAQ page or find the clinic nearest you

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