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Cancer rehabilitation


Allina Health offers comprehensive and compassionate expert rehabilitation care for people before, during and after treatment for cancer. Cancer may affect many parts of your life – from physical and social to psychological and work. Cancer rehabilitation addresses the effects that cancer and cancer treatment can have in these areas of your life. At Allina Health, we have an entire team who will work closely with you through every step of your rehabilitation experience.  

Rehabilitation can begin at any point in your cancer care. Before you begin cancer treatment, rehabilitation can help you build strength and endurance and provide you with education regarding common side effects you may experience in your cancer care. While you are undergoing treatment, it can help you participate in cancer treatment, maintain physical well-being and reduce discomfort. After treatment, cancer rehabilitation can help you regain function and strength and resume activities you enjoy. 

Rehabilitation can help treat some effects related to a cancer diagnosis, including:

  • balance problems 
  • cognitive problems 
  • ​difficulty with eating and swallowing a 
  • issues with communication 
  • swelling and weakness in the jaw and neck  
  • fatigue 
  • joint stiffness and decreased joint motion 
  • lymphedema (cancer and non-cancer related) 
  • musculoskeletal pain 
  • weakness 
  • chemotherapy-related numbness and tingling 

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Cancer rehabilitation services at Allina Health

At Allina Health, we believe in a team-based approach to your rehabilitation care that focuses on your overall physical and mental well-being. Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, part of Allina Health, provides a wide range of rehabilitation and community services to help you achieve your highest level of health, independence and wellness.  

Cancer rehabilitation services are provided by a team of providers, which may include physical medicine and rehabilitation providers, therapists, nurse navigation, social work and psychology. You and your cancer rehabilitation team will look at your specific needs and together, will develop a custom care plan to improve your physical functioning and quality of life.

Cancer rehabilitation programs at Allina Health

Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute rehabilitation services are extensive. These services are designed to meet the varied needs that people may have at any time during cancer care. For a complete list of services, please visit the website for Courage Kenny Rehabilitation, part of Allina Health

A few of the many services offered include:  

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Source: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Reviewed by: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

First published: 8/1/2018
Last reviewed: 12/23/2021