A Program of Exercise for Cancer Patients
The Cancer Exercise Program at Rose is designed to meet the individual needs of the patient who has just been diagnosed with, is being treated for, or is in remission from, any form of cancer.
Each patient has their own unique set of needs and goals, and our gradually progressive exercise plan is created to meet and achieve them. The goal of the program is to improve quality of life by reducing cancer-related fatigue and improving the ability to cope with treatment related symptoms.
At the beginning of the program, every patient receives a full fitness and physical therapy assessment, from which their program will be developed. Information such as heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and rating of perceived exertion are monitored, recorded, and relayed to the appropriate physician as needed.
The program, and each session, is led by a qualified Exercise Physiologist, certified as a Cancer Exercise Specialist, and is held in the Physical Therapy gym (all equipment is cleaned regularly).
Following the assessments, an exercise prescription is developed and reviewed with the patient. Next, the exercise begins! Each session includes a warm-up, balance and coordination exercises, full-body resistance training exercises (emphasizing large muscle groups and muscular endurance), aerobic exercise, a cool-down period, and stretching.
These sessions are held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 3:30 - 6:30 pm, and Tuesday & Thursday between 9:15 - 11:30 am. The sessions last one hour in duration, and are done in a group setting.
Our program is self-pay, as most insurances do not currently cover the service. Cost for participation is only $60.00 per month, and $60.00 for the initial assessment. Aside from this, physician referral is all that is required to join.