Cancer Rehabilitation program: ACTIVATE
Our multidisciplinary Oncology Rehabilitation Program, ACTIVATE, is for people who have a primary diagnosis of cancer. Sometimes, cancer treatment can affect your ability to perform everyday activities. Your physical abilities may be limited and your emotional wellbeing and quality of life my suffer.
The aim of this program is to help people, regardless of where they are on their cancer journey, lead an active and fulfilling lifestyle. The program consists of a structured exercise program and education sessions from a range of health professionals.
Our Program Aim
This multi-disciplinary day program is suited to those who have a primary diagnosis of cancer and are looking to improve their quality of life and have a level of decline due to cancer treatment. Participants can be at various stages of their journey, whether that be before, during or after any treatment.
The program is designed to assist individuals to maximise participation in an active and fulfilling life, with a focus on functional and psychological wellbeing.
The program combines health education, exercise and support for participants in a small group environment. Exercises are tailored to the individual’s level of activity. Participants attend for two to three hours, twice a week for 6 weeks. The comprehensive education sessions cover topics including:
- Benefits of exercise
- Activity pacing and energy conservation
- Stress management
- Healthy sleep patterns
- Community support services
- Partners, family members or close friends are welcome to attend the education sessions.
We have agreements with most health funds and Department of Veterans’ Affairs, which ensure your out-of-pocket expenses are kept to a minimum. Participants will be notified of any costs prior to commencing the program.
The Rehabilitation Team
The Specialist team consists of:
- Rehabilitation Physician
- Occupational Therapist
- Exercise Physiologists
Referrals may be made by surgeons, specialists or general medical practitioners. Referrals may also be received directly from hospitals after an inpatient stay.
The Day Program Coordinator will arrange an initial assessment by a Rehabilitation Physician.
To understand more about our CancerCare ACTIVATE Program please enquire via:
Phone: (02) 8876 9447