Treatment for cancer can be hard on your body. Side effects such as pain, fatigue and muscle weakness can be common. MetroRehab Hospital’s cancer rehabilitation programs can support you to optimise your physical and psychological wellbeing during and after cancer treatment. The programs are specifically designed for people with a primary diagnosis of cancer who are medically stable and physically able to participate.
Cancer Rehabilitation Inpatient Program
Our inpatient program offers a tailored rehabilitation program to suit your individual needs with the goal of improving your functional capacity and enhancing quality of life.
Under the care of a rehabilitation specialist, you will have full access to our nursing team, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, social work, dietitian and clinical psychologist.
MetroRehab Hospital offers state-of-the-art rehabilitation facilities and hydrotherapy pool. Our meals are cooked on site and a nutritional plan can be advised by our in-house dietitians. In this program you will receive an individualised treatment plan which sets your personalised goals for rehabilitation.
Cancer Rehabilitation Day Program
The cancer rehabilitation day program is a specialised six-week program dedicated to optimising your health and wellbeing during and after cancer treatments. Evidence supports that exercise, good nutrition and mindfulness can help manage the side eﬀects of cancer treatment. Our reconditioning program is centred on:
- Helping you maintain your ﬁtness, enhance movement and ﬂexibility, manage pain and fatigue
- Providing you with dietary education and advice
- Assisting you to develop tools and techniques to manage stress and anxiety
- Encouraging you to focus on your wellbeing
Our sessions are conducted in an environment where your experiences can be shared and supported. You will be encouraged to play an active role in your goal-based rehabilitation program in order to achieve the best outcome.