Oncology

The Brooks Oncology Program takes a multi-disciplinary team approach to patient care. Our team consists of Physical, Occupational and Speech therapists who have undergone specialized training to meet the needs of our patients throughout every phase of treatment and recovery. Our goal is to mitigate the effects of cancer treatment and to help patients achieve their highest level of recovery. Evidence indicates that intervention implemented by a trained professional at any phase during cancer treatment has been shown to reduce impairments and improve quality of life. We specialize in seeing patients as early as initial diagnosis all the way through survivorship.

If you are experiencing any of the following, talk to your physician today about a referral to our Oncology Program:

– Fatigue 

– Decreased range of motion 

– Heaviness of your extremities 

– Difficulty with your daily activities 

– Decreased endurance 

– Joint or muscle pain 

– Peripheral Neuropathy 

– Decreased Balance/Falls 

– Decreased Bone Density 

– Swallowing difficulties related to cancer treatments 

– Pelvic floor dysfunctions such as urinary incontinence, painful intercourse and erectile dysfunction

If you are interested in starting therapy prior to your oncology treatments, our Prehabilitation Program would be perfect for you. It typically consists of 1-2 sessions and includes:

  • Assessment of baseline functional measures , range of motion and strength 
  • Development of an individual plan to address any impairments that may affect your recovery while receiving cancer treatments
  • An individualized exercise program to address overall cardiovascular strength and endurance 
  • Education on early signs of lymphedema, risk factors and prevention 
  • Education for identifying and addressing cancer and related fatigue

Get started on your individualized treatment plan today!