Oncology Rehabilitation Navigator

Cancer and its treatment can often impair normal daily activities. Whether it's fatigue, neuropathy, pain, weakness, mobility difficulties, memory or attention difficulties, exacerbations of old injuries, or anything that can impair activities of daily living, our Oncology Rehabilitation Navigator at Halifax Health - Center for Oncology is here to help.

The role of the Oncology Rehabilitation Navigator is to detect, mitigate and help treat functional decline of cancer patients.  As part of the oncology treatment team, this healthcare professional is an advocate for patients who are candidates for rehabilitation. 

If you're experiencing one of the functional declines below you may be a good candidate for Oncology Rehabilitation:

  • Neuropathy that limits activity or impairs balance
  • Falling or difficulty walking
  • Difficulty with dexterity or coordination
  • Lymphedema
  • Muscle, joint, or other pain that limits activity
  • Difficulty swallowing or speaking
  • Long-term side effects from radiation
  • Difficulty with any normal activities of daily living

Our Oncology Rehabilitation Navigator is here to provide support, so you never feel alone on your journey.

If you would like to speak to our Oncology Navigator, please contact Ashley Perry, PT, DPT, MTC at Ashley.Perry@halifax.org.

 


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