Cancer Rehab

Haley Rehab is one of the few physiotherapy clinics in Canada to specialize in cancer rehabilitation. Clinic founder Louise Haley began working with people with cancer in 2001 and saw how physiotherapy helped improve mobility, health, and well-being; witnessing the power of physiotherapy to help people diagnosed with cancer, led to the founding of Haley Rehab.

What is cancer rehab?

Cancer rehab helps people living with a cancer diagnosis achieve the best possible physical and emotional well-being, in preparation for treatment, during treatment and afterwards to help lessen or manage longer-term side effects. Many different health care providers can play a role in cancer rehab, including: physiotherapists, massage therapists, wound care specialists, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, nutritionists and others.

Why is it important?

Cancer treatment can be hard on the body and cancer rehab helps people manage short-term side effects and lessen the risk of long-term disability and pain. Cancer treatments lead to changes in the body’s connective tissue, causing scarring, adhesions, thickening, and fibrosis – changes that tighten or restrict the connective tissue causing pain and reduced mobility. These changes can appear early in cancer care, but generally occur in the later stages of treatment or when it has ended. This is because the damage that causes tissue fibrosis and thickening often takes time to develop. As part of cancer rehab, physiotherapy and massage therapy can produce dramatic results by helping people: lessen the risk of longer-term side effects, including lymphedema; avoid the formation of scar tissue; reduce pain; and regain movement, mobility and range of motion in their bodies, sometimes after years of impaired movement.

How can Haley Rehab help?

Our experienced team provides a range of cancer rehab services, including: Our goal is for you to get back to doing the things you love, with the best quality of life possible. To learn more about Haley Rehab, or to schedule an initial assessment, call us at 613-422-5061. No referral is required. Contact us today to see how Haley Rehab can help you achieve wellness.