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Cancer Wellness

The Center for Physical Rehabilitation provides physical, occupational and speech therapy services each of which can be of benefit for patients undergoing treatment for cancer. 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. 

The Cancer Wellness program is for:

  • Cancer patients who are newly diagnosed and need to prepare for treatment by improving their general wellness, conditioning and strength;
  • Cancer patients who are undergoing treatment and need to maintain a safe exercise program to manage the effects of cancer treatments on strength and endurance;
  • Cancer survivors who may need assistance with recovering from cancer treatment- related problems including:
    • muscle and joint pain
    • joint stiffness
    • weakness, fatigue
    • difficulty walking, balance issues
    • the need for the development of and medical supervision of an exercise program
    • lymphedema

Some of the Benefits of Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy as part of cancer treatment include:

  • Reduced fatigue
  • Increased and/or maintained flexibility and strength
  • Improved balance and gait
  • Increased ability to perform activities of daily living
  • Improved overall quality of life

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.

St. Mary's Health System • 93 Campus Avenue • Lewiston, ME 04240