Emerson's Clough Family Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies helps patients with physical, occupational and speech therapy needs during and after treatment. Specific to breast cancer, certified lymphedema therapists are trained to evaluate the early signs of lymphedema, often successfully minimizing this complication.

​While cancer treatment can save your life, it also can leave you feeling tired and weak. To help you regain your strength and functioning, reduce fatigue, and reclaim the best-possible quality of life during and after surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy, specially-trained oncology therapists at Emerson Hospital offer a variety of individual and group rehabilitation programs.

These cancer rehabilitation programs are designed specifically for people with all types of cancer diagnoses, in all phases of treatment — including after treatment. The aim of oncology rehabilitation is to prevent or lessen the development of long-term issues such as:
  • Lymphedema
  • Fatigue
  • Restricted range of motion
  • Fibrosis / scar tissue / cording
  • Deconditioning
  • Balance issues
  • Pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Cognitive deficits (“Chemo Brain”)
Whether you require physical, occupational or speech language therapy, our skilled oncology therapists will develop a cancer rehabilitation program that focuses on your specific needs.

As your stamina increases, you may progress to the Be Strong Cancer Group, an eight-week transition program that prepares you to continue with a lifelong exercise and wellness program, with your therapist’s recommendation. The class is held in both Concord and Westford.​
 
Cancer Rehabilitation Programs
T: 978-287-8200
Where: The Clough Family Center for Rehabilitative & Sports Therapies, 310 Baker Avenue in Concord; 133 Littleton Road (Route 110), Suite 315 in Westford
When: Ongoing

Physical, occupational, and speech language therapy tailored to individual needs based on comprehensive evaluation. Physician referral required.
 
Be Strong Cancer Exercise Group
Where: The Clough Family Center for Rehabilitative & Sports Therapies, 310 Baker Avenue in Concord; 133 Littleton Road (Route 110), Suite 315 in Westford
When: Tuesdays, Thursdays: 12–1 p.m. in Concord
Mondays, Wednesdays: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Westford

This eight-week class is in collaboration with the Clough Family Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies and the Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital — Bethke. The class is under the direction of a qualified physical therapist and will help jump-start you on your way to fighting fatigue and improve your general well-being. The session is for eight weeks and has rolling enrollment. Please check with your physician to be sure you are able to participate. $250 for one eight-week session.