Oncology Rehabilitation

Oncology RehabilitationA cancer diagnosis is life-altering, but it doesn’t have to keep patients from living an energetic life. Our caring therapists walk with our oncology patients on the journey toward recovery, one step at a time. Our goal is to improve mobility, reduce pain and manage edema using a range of therapies, including Physical, Occupational and Speech-Language Pathology. Customized exercise programs are at the core of our Oncology Rehabilitation program.

At St. Luke’s, we’re dedicated to helping patients identify and manage pre-existing conditions. We work hand-in-hand with each of our patients to address the side effects of cancer treatment so that they can regain strength and wellbeing post-treatment. One of our additional areas of focus is providing comprehensive Lymphedema system management, which reduces swelling and empowers our patients to fight infections from the inside.


Oncology Rehabilitation Benefits

Patients can experience these outcomes following treatment:

  • Improved quality of life
  • Improved physical ability and functioning
  • Improved body image and self-esteem
  • Decreased fatigue
  • Decreased anxiety
  • Decreased sleep disturbances
  • Improved social functioning
  • Improved bowel and bladder control
  • Improved sexual comfort
  • Improved management of edema
  • Improved long-term health

Helping Patients Thrive

Oncology rehabilitation is beneficial for:

  • All cancer related surgeries and cancer treatments
  • All breast cancer surgeries/reconstruction
  • Head and neck surgeries
  • Side effects of radiation therapy and chemotherapy
  • Individualized therapeutic exercise programs
  • Lymphedema system management
  • Balance and neuropathies
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation for men and women after surgery or radiation to the pelvis


Learn more about St. Luke’s Oncology Rehabilitation Program (PDF)


Valerie Wang
Early rehabilitation allowed me to return to work with few restrictions in my busy outpatient therapy practice.
Valerie Wang

Questions? Call us at (509) 473-6000.

St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute
711 S. Cowley St.
Spokane, WA 99202-1330
509.473.6000

Inpatient Information: (509) 473-6058
Outpatient Information: (509) 473-6869