Cancer WellnessThe Center for Physical Rehabilitation provides physical, occupational and speech therapy services. Working in conjunction with a patient’s health care provider, our therapists work with the patient to maximize their physical function and educate patients on how to promote continued health. Our staff includes physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, certified occupational therapists assistants, and speech and language pathologists. The Center for Physical Rehabilitation includes a full range of equipment including Cybex weight equipment and cardiovascular equipment.
Some of the Benefits of Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy as part of cancer treatment include:
Increased and/or maintained flexibility and strength
Improved balance and gait
Increased ability to perform activities of daily living
Improved overall quality of life
How do I get an appointment?
Referrals to the Center for Physical Rehabilitation can be made in one of two ways: Directly by your oncologist or by a physical therapist after conducting a needs screening at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
Special Programs Offered
The Cancer Wellness program offers a variety of special classes such as gentle exercises, osteoball, and T’ai Chi. For more information contact the Prevention and Wellness Program at 207-777-8898.
Cancer & Blood Disorders
Jennifer Smith, MS, NASM-CPT, NASE-CSS, AFAA-PGEI
Maria Pete, BS