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Education (RESTORE) is an education and exercise program that helps people with cancer who have problems in the shoulder area.
RESTORE can also help people with problems in the arm, chest or neck on the same side of the body.
The program teaches participants to manage common side effects of cancer surgery, chemotherapy or radiation. It combines education and exercise to improve pain and movement. Participants will be enrolled for a 6-week session in a small group (of 4 – 6 people) that includes one hour of education followed by one hour of pool therapy in a warm water pool.
Topics discussed in the group education sessions include:
Pool Therapy Sessions
The pool therapy portion of the
RESTORE program teaches participants exercises such as Ai Chi movements (which are very similar to Tai Chi) to improve mobility of the shoulder. It incorporates slow, smooth movements with breathing exercises and some gentle strengthening exercises in warm water. Participants do not need to know how to swim to participate, as all exercises are done standing up in shallow water that reaches to approximately shoulder-level.
Refer to our
patient education pamphlet for more information on RESTORE.
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Our patients benefit from the expertise of a wide range of skilled rehabilitation professionals who work together. Each member contributes specialized knowledge to the care we provide. The team may include the following:
Program Manager: William Cachia
Program Creator: Patrice de Peiza, OT Reg.(Ont.), ND, MScCH, CLT-UE
You will be contacted with information about your first appointment.
Please bring the following to your appointment. Not all of these items may be needed for your appointment. Our clinic or your referring doctor will let you know what you must bring.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment.
When you arrive, you will sign in with the receptionist. You will need your health card (OHIP card) to sign-in. If you do not have an OHIP card, please bring another form of government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport.
You may be given a Measuring Health Equity Questionnaire to fill out. This form contains questions about your background. We collect this information to find out who we serve and what unique needs you may have. The form is voluntary and you can choose ‘prefer not to answer’ to any or all questions. However, the information you choose to give us will help us improve the quality of care for you and others.
First appointments take longer than follow-up appointments. Your first appointment can take 2 hours or more. Follow-up appointments usually take 15 to 30 minutes. We do everything we can to stay on time but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may delay your appointment.
At the end of your first appointment, the nurse or doctor will give you a contact list for your health care team. If you don’t get a contact list, feel free to ask for it.
After every appointment, a member of your health care team will tell you about your next visit. Be sure you understand what is going to happen next. For example, know the time and place of your next visit or if someone will call you with this information.
If you are unsure about what your next steps are, don’t be afraid to ask a member of your team. We are here to help you.
We understand that reaching us by phone can sometimes be difficult. Often our phone lines are busy or are turned over to the message centre so our staff can prepare for clinic visits or help other patients. We make every effort to return your call within 24 hours. Our staff will try to reach you 2 times. If we are not able to reach you directly you may need to call us again.