A team of health professionals (physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, dieticians, ...) in collaboration with a physical medicine team attends to you during your rehabilitation and meets regularly to adjust your individualised treatment as you improve.
Numerous studies have shown that such programmes help you to:
- Increase your endurance and improve your muscle strength
- Reduce your fatigue and enhance your quality of life
- Improve your social, familial and professional reintegration
This type of management is intended for all adult patients after or during cancer treatment. Patients are included after being medically assessed by a rehabilitation specialist and must be able to work as part of a group.
The programme lasts approximately 3 months and is made up of 24 sessions of approximately 2 hours, focusing on cardiac and respiratory fitness and overall muscle strengthening. These group sessions (of 5 to 8 persons) are conducted as often as twice a week and are supervised by a physiotherapist.
The sessions are held at the Terranova location of Clinic Saint-Jean. The individual cost is limited to co-payment of the rehabilitation sessions. You can discuss this with your physician or referral nurse.
Would you like to participate or obtain more information? You can contact:
- Physical medicine administration office (orthopaedics, rheumatology), Dr. Bruno Gillard and Dr. Marc Schiltz: 02/221.99.87