Oncology Rehabilitation


Dominican Hospital Outpatient Oncology Rehabilitation program includes therapies designed specifically to help cancer patients improve their level of function, decrease fatigue, and reduce pain. Our therapists evaluate and treat each patient on a one-on-one basis, and are committed to helping every patient reach their optimal level of function. We work closely with the patient, their physician, and other clinicians to ensure care is coordinated across the continuum. 

Our Services and Treatments Include

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Lymphedema Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy

The Benefits of Outpatient Therapy for Cancer Patients

Oncology rehabilitation helps fight the fatigue and pain associated with treatment, while improving range of motion and overall function of the affected area. For lymphedema patients, rehabilitation services helps reduce and control swelling that can often occur from treatment. No matter your cancer, our therapists work closely by your side to assist you through and beyond treatment. 

“Exercise plays a major role in the recovery of function following treatment, and in reducing the lingering effects of both the disease and its treatment.”
- Oncology Online at the Cancer Network: Reviews and Perspectives for the Practicing Oncologist

Our Treatment Focus 

  • Therapies and exercises designed specifically to help patients avoid or recover from loss of muscle mass, strength, and loss of function
  • Improving cardiovascular function with monitored and graduated exercise
  • Pain management
  • Fatigue management
  • Patient-centered care with evidence-based treatment approaches
  • Patient and family/caregiver education
  • Prehabilitation 

Specialized Services for Patients With Cancer 

  • Prehabilitation services designed to help patients prepare for cancer treatments and improve outcomes
  • Targeted exercises to help increase general strength and improve ADL performance
  • Relaxation techniques to reduce anxiety and pain
  • Manual therapy techniques including myofascial release and soft tissue mobilization
  • Balance training
  • Gait training
  • Posture training
  • Fall prevention techniques and safety
  • Adaptive equipment training
  • Manual lymph drainage
  • Compression garment fitting and education
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Scar tissue and fibrosis treatment
  • Speech therapy specialized care for head and neck cancer
  • Vestibular therapy
  • Patient and family education
  • Return to work focus on functional needs and readiness
  • Home exercise programs

Katz Cancer Resource Center

The Bennett & Suzy Katz Cancer Resource Center at Dominican Hospital offers a place for you and your loved ones to access support and guidance on all aspects of cancer care, all free of charge. 

To Request an Assessment

Please contact your physician for a referral. Many insurance companies cover our services, including Medicare, private insurance and Workers Compensation.

Learn More About Oncology Rehabilitation at Dominican Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation Center

For more information about Dominican Hospital Outpatient Oncology Rehabilitation program, please call (813) 457-7057.