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Rankin Family Cancer Rehab Program

This outpatient program is intended for oncology patients who are at any stage of their treatment or have been identified being at risk for functional decline post cancer treatment.

Cancer patients who are referred to this Outpatient Rehabilitation Program will be assessed by a Physiatrist and Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation team to evaluate physical, social and psychological domains of health and well-being. Initially patients would undergo a standardized Physiatry Assessment and those accepted into the program would further undergo Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and nursing assessments and interventions to maximize function. Interventions will align with a wellness approach and patients will engage in treatment sessions that are group based.

This program is funded by the Rankin Family & the Rankin Cancer Run. Thank you to the Rankin Family for making this program possible!

Program Criteria:
  • Patient is Medically Stable – patient is safe to participate from a musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiac, and cognitive perspective
  • Patient agrees to actively participate in an Outpatient Rehabilitation Program
  • Patient demonstrates the cardiovascular capacity to engage in endurance exercises
  • Patient demonstrates the ability to improve functional status

Download the Program Brochure for a list of full eligibility criteria

Program Details:
  • Each patient group will include a maximum of 6 people
  • Duration of each Group Based Program: total of 6 weeks
  • Frequency of Treatment Sessions: 3x/week, 2 hours/session
  • Total Sessions per program: 18 sessions per patient
  • Group Based Treatment Program is directed towards improving a cancer patient’s strength, mobility, exertional capacity, functional independence, endurance and emotional well-being

A referral to this outpatient program may help your patient with one or more of the following issues:

  • Cancer treatment fatigue and deconditioning
  • Chemotherapy induced neuropathy: pain and decreased mobility
  • Musculoskeletal pain that is inhibiting function
  • Decreased strength and endurance with ambulation and activities of daily living
  • Physical challenges inhibiting the ability to re-engage in community participation
  • Decreased independence with day to day functional activities
  • Emotional Well-being

Admission to the Rankin Family Cancer Rehab Program must be made by a doctor’s referral

Referral Form | Download

Questions about the Cancer Rehab Program?

Please contact: Jeane Davis-Fyfe | Manager of Outpatient Rehabilitation & Specialty Clinics
ext. 85276 | Email