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 multidisciplinary CancerCare ACTIVATE program is specially
designed for people who have experienced a decline in functioning and
quality of life as a result of cancer treatment.
ACTIVATE combines education, exercise and support in a small group
setting for two hours, twice a week for six weeks. The program aims to
boost your ability to enjoy an active and fulfilling life.
Our Program Aim
This multi-disciplinary CancerCare 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
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 RehabilitationCare Team
The Specialist team is delivered by Ramsay RehabilitationCare at our
rehabilitation services. Our team consists of:
- Rehabilitation Physician
- Occupational Therapist
- Exercise Physiologist
Ask your doctor for a referral
Referrals may be made by surgeons, specialists or general medical
practitioners. Referrals may also be received directly from hospitals
after an inpatient stay.
The Rehabilitation Program Coordinator will arrange an initial
assessment by a Rehabilitation Physician.
Find out more
Speak with our team on 9847 5015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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