Cancer Rehabilitation

  • fatigue
  • weakness
  • scar adhesions
  • lymphedema
  • restricted joint motion
  • pain
  • poor cardiac respiratory fitness
  • difficult walking
  • poor balance
  • fecal or bladder incontinence
  • sexual dysfunction
  • difficulty with daily activities
  • cognition, memory
  • difficulty swallowing

As an integral part of the Cancer Survivorship Program, the rehabilitation department offers care to survivors designed by physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech and language pathologists. Our clinicians have specialty training in cancer wellness, exercise and rehabilitation care, including clinicians certified in cancer exercise training by the American College of Sport Medicine. These therapists have a comprehensive understanding of exercise and its direct impact on the recovery and survivorship of cancer patients.

In coordination with your physician and nurse navigators, therapists will provide care throughout the continuum of your cancer treatment and survivorship journey.

Cancer rehabilitation can help you with the following symptoms:

Beaumont therapists complete advanced training in cancer rehabilitation or managing its symptoms. Beaumont founded the first accredited cancer rehabilitation clinical residency in the nation.

Programs Available

Consultation, Screening and Recommendations

At Beaumont, from the time of diagnosis, the Cancer Survivorship Program brings patients and health care providers together to promote optimized health and healing of mind, body and spirit through integrative practices and education before, during and after cancer treatment.

Physical therapists can perform screens and evaluations soon after a cancer diagnosis to create an individualized treatment and exercise plan.

Therapists work closely with oncology nurse navigators and physicians at the multidisciplinary clinics and Cancer Centers. Multidisciplinary clinics bring the entire team together to manage and coordinate care for each patient.

Exercise & Wellness

Overseen by a clinician, and promotes fun, fitness, function and friendship for people before, during or after cancer treatment.

Pre-habilitation and Breast Cancer Survivor Surveillance

Pre-habilitation includes activities directed to decreasing the likelihood of or preventing some anticipated physical problems, such as decreased strength and range of motion, decreased tissue flexibility, lymphedema, chronic fatigue and urinary and fecal incontinence or urgency.

Breast cancer survivors can meet with a physical therapist to proactively find ways to reduce physical impacts of breast cancer.

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