Cancer Rehab

Eating well, feeling strong and fit and having good mental health are all crucial for optimising your cancer treatment outcomes and quality of life. Allied health professionals, such as dietitians, physiotherapists, occupational therapist, exercise physiologists and psychologists, play an important role in helping you achieve these things.

Our dedicated team of allied health professionals are available to support you during and after your cancer treatment. We work with you to develop an individualised cancer rehabilitation plan, designed to meet your specific needs, and exceed your expectations.

Through your Ramsay Health Plus Cancer Rehabilitation Plan you may be supported by:

  • Dietitians, for nutritional assessment and advice
  • Physiotherapists, to assist with pain, injury and exercise
  • Exercise Physiologists, to support your exercise routine
  • Psychologists, for emotional and psychosocial support
  • Speech pathologists, to assist with language and swallowing problems
  • Trained Lymphoedema therapists, to assist with unwanted swelling

Our team will help you feel strong and energised, reducing the side effects of treatment and empowering you in your recovery.

Receiving cancer rehabilitation support through Ramsay Health Plus is simple and convenient.

  • You don’t need to have received your cancer treatment at a Ramsay Hospital to access Ramsay Health Plus. And you may not even need a referral.
  • You can access our network of allied health professionals in one location at a Ramsay Health Plus service closest to you, meaning you don’t need to travel to different places for different appointments.

 

We recommend the Cancer Council as a supplementary source of information for both patients, survivors and loved ones.

Our offerings include:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Dietetics
  • Psychology
  • Social Work

Frequently Asked Questions

There is a large amount of evidence supporting exercise for the prevention of cancer, and also as an adjunct to cancer treatment and recovery. Physiotherapists and exercise physiologists are experts in exercise prescription and work with patients and their doctors to provide an individualised exercise program to assist patients throughout their cancer journey.
The 2018 American College of Sports Medicine Round Table states that exercise is associated with a lower risk of developing cancer and improved survival after a cancer diagnosis.

In Australia, a referral is not required to be able to see an allied health professional, although it is often helpful for you to bring as much information about your health history as well as any specific medical or surgical details that relate to your reason for seeking help. There are a few exceptions to this, where you will need to obtain a referral from your GP prior to attending our clinic. This includes:

  • Workers Compensation Claims
  • CTP (Third Party) Road Accident Claims
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Claims
  • Medicare Claims (e.g. Chronic Disease Management referral)

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