Cancer Rehabilitation Program
Hematology Oncology Associates established a Cancer Rehabilitation program in October of 2013. Our Cancer Rehabilitation Program helps patients get back to doing the things they love. This component to cancer treatment enhances the services currently offered at HOA and is consistent with our holistic approach to care. Our rehabilitation program is a part of our complementary therapy and wellness programs and like other modalities connects recovery to survivorship.
HOA’s interdisciplinary approach allows therapists to work closely with a patient’s oncology team to establish individualized plans of care. It’s not uncommon for cancer survivors to experience side effects during or following their treatment for cancer. Growing evidence supports functional exercise training as a safe and effective approach to reduce unwanted side effects and improve physical functioning and general wellbeing, beginning with a cancer diagnosis.
The Director of the program, Janine Capucilli, is a licensed physical therapist receiving her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Upstate Medical University, in Syracuse. She received her certification in lymphedema management from the Academy of Lymphatic Studies and is Vodder trained in manual lymphatic drainage. She brings over 10 years of clinical experience working extensively with cancer patients. She is also certified by the Lymphology Association of North America. Combining her expertise in the field of lymphedema management with her passion for treating patients with cancer, she developed a comprehensive Cancer Rehabilitation Program for the patients of HOA.
Patients can be referred for an evaluation to HOA’s Cancer Rehabilitation Program by their Surgeon, Oncologist, Radiation Oncologist, Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.
We are dedicated to helping our patients become stronger and healthier so they can get back to doing the things they enjoy!