Healing from cancer consists of far more than conventional medical treatments. In fact, the real healing often begins after discharge. The SOMC Cancer Well-Fit Program is a service aimed to help cancer patients currently receiving treatment and those who have received treatment in the past. Different components of the program are tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients, from overcoming physical limitations caused by the cancer or cancer treatment to helping improve the patient’s state of mind.
The rehabilitation component
Rehabilitation can help reduce pain, increase energy, and help patients regain control over limitations that are sometimes the result of cancer treatment. The program utilizes:
- Physical therapy to help improve range of motion, muscle strength, endurance and mobility.
- Occupational therapy to help train in basic self care, the proper use of adaptive equipment, home modifications and advanced activities of daily living.
- Speech therapy to help improve communication, swallowing and cognition.
Body and Soul component
The Body and Soul component addresses the effects that cancer has on not only the body, but on the mind as well. We believe that your state of mind plays a significant role in cancer recovery. This specified fitness program includes:
- Relaxation techniques
- Toning exercises
- Open discussion time