Individually prescribed exercise and rehabilitation is safe, can improve cancer treatment tolerance and help to speed up recovery. It can also reduce the risk of cancer progression and recurrence.
The Oncology Rehabilitation Team offers a variety of interventions before, during and after cancer treatment to reduce the impact and side effects of treatment.
Individual and group appointments are offered Monday to Friday. We also an eight week oncology rehabilitation program. This includes twice weekly exercise and shared discussion based on the Cancer Council Victoria’s education programs.
Physiotherapy, exercise physiology, occupational therapy and dietetics services are available and we have strong links with Cancer Services and the Andrew Love Cancer Centre.
Sunrise Centre - GMHBA Stadium, Kardinia Park (next to Gate 9).
There is no cost for this service.
How to refer
A General Practitioner (GP), medical specialist or any health professional can make a referral. Referrals are received by:
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (03) 4215 6376
Post: McKellar Community Rehabilitation Centre
45-95 Ballarat Road, North Geelong 3215
PO Box 281, Geelong VIC 3220
Electronic referral: referralNET (Geelong region only)
In your referral, please include a summary of the person’s medical diagnosis, current symptoms and issues, goals for rehabilitation and any relevant risks.
All referrals are triaged and if not suitable for community rehabilitation, the referral may be forwarded on to a more appropriate service or feedback provided to the referrer.
Last Modified: Tuesday, 01 December 2020
For further information
For further information, please contact the Oncology Rehabilitation Care Coordinator on 4215 3830.