Alberta Health Services

Cancer Care Alberta - Rehabilitation Oncology - Physiotherapy

Rehabilitation works to help patients restore or adapt to cognitive, functional and physical changes directly caused by cancer and/or cancer treatments.

Rehabilitation has many benefits: It can help manage various cancer-related symptoms and side effects such as pain, lymphedema, fatigue and changes in thinking, memory, speech, language, voice quality and mobility.

The Rehabilitation Oncology program consists of a team of rehabilitation specialists including occupational therapists, physiotherapists, a physiatrist and speech and language therapists. Services vary per location, however many services may be accessed through virtual care (e.g. phone, Zoom, Telehealth):

  • Central Alberta Cancer Centre (CACC) in Red Deer: Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech & Language Therapy
  • Cross Cancer Institute (CCI) in Edmonton: Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech & Language Therapy
  • Holy Cross Centre in Calgary: Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Physiatry. Physiatrists are medical doctors specializing in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Jack Ady Cancer Centre in Lethbridge: Physiotherapy
  • Tom Baker Cancer Centre (TBCC): Speech & Language Therapy

Assessment and treatments are offered in in-person, group settings and virtually (through phone and online platforms like Zoom and Telehealth).

Your doctor will get a written report after your assessment.

For more information, please visit:

Cancer Care Alberta: Rehabilitation Oncology

Key Provider: physical therapists (PT), physiotherapists (PT)
Yes, Clients with rehabilitation conditions, including lymphedema, caused by cancer and/or cancer treatments.Examples of, but not limited to, and other rehabilitation conditions such as:
  • Axillary webbing (cording)
  • Radiation capsulitis
  • Trismus (lock jaw) from head and neck cancer
  • Radiation fibrosis limiting range of motion
  • Pain
  • Cancer-related fatigue
  • Decreased mobility and deconditioning
  • Spinal accessory nerve damage
  • Speech, voice and swallowing changes
  • Cancer related cognitive changes such as changes in thinking, memory, processing information
  • Return to work/ leisure/ school planning
  • Neuro-oncological changes such as chemotherapy induced polyneuropathy, brain fog and cognitive changes
Application Process
Service Access: Professional Referral Required, Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Interpreter/Translation services
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: N/AMembership Fee: N/A
Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: Yes - Parking stalls
Last Updated On
August 19, 2021
2210 2 Street SW
Calgary, AB, T2S 3C3

This facility provides a range of healthcare services. There is no emergency department at this location.

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Hours of Operation
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