Exercise Program Directory

Cancer Directory Program

The Moving Through Cancer program was developed to help patients, families, health care providers and others find hospital and community-based exercise programs in their communities. Being active throughout the cancer journey and beyond can improve one's ability to handle and stick with cancer treatments, help the patient feel better and may even prevent cancer recurrence.

Please enter your search information below to discover what programs are available in a specific area. The programs are divided into those that are delivered in a medical setting, in a community-based facility, or can be done at home. Contact information is provided so that you can reach out to a program coordinator to learn more.

Click here if you wish to add a program to the directory.
If you wish to edit your program, please contact Kathryn Schmitz at [email protected].

The goal of Moving Through Cancer is to provide information and promote awareness of physical activity, health, and wellness, and the benefits of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of disease. The programs and service providers identified in the Moving Through Cancer directory have no source, sponsorship or other affiliation with the American College of Sports Medicine (“ACSM”) nor have they been evaluated by ACSM. Individuals should consult and follow the advice of oncology professionals before commencing any treatment plan, including any program or other service offered by a provider identified in the directory. If you are a listed service provider and wish to be removed from the directory, or if you otherwise wish to provide information that advances the goal of Moving Through Cancer, please contact ACSM at [email protected].

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UPMC Hillman

Program Type
Cancer Exercise Professional
Clinic Out-Patient
Digital Online
Home Based
Program Description
ALL locations offer FREE 1-on-1 exercise programming for anyone PREPARING for treatment, UNDERGOING treatment or anyone who has FINISHED their treatment! We know/understand EXACTLY what you are going through and how to help! We pride ourselves on being able to meet our patients wherever they are at in their fitness/health journey. We will educate you on the role exercise plays in your recovery journey and show you how to SAFELY and EFFECTIVELY implement it into your life to deliver life-changing results that will improve your quality-of-life!
Contact
Ben Kutz
Phone: 717-673-7638
www.mapletreecanceralliance.org
Location
3410 Wilmington Rd.
New Castle PA 15105

UVM Health Network Central Vermont Medical Center Rehabilitation

Program Type
Clinic In-Patient
Clinic Out-Patient
Community
Digital Online
Program Description
UVM's Rehab Center's main focus is the individualized program. They also offer free group therapy, not occurring right now due to COVID. They work with clients pre, post and throughout cancer care to help manage the side effects of cancer treatments. They also promote the restoration of movement and the ability to return to previous daily activities, as well as managing lymphedema.
Contact
Julie Rossignol
Phone: 802-371-4242
cvmc.org/departments-programs/rehabilitation-therapy
Location
1311 Barre/Montpellier Rd.
Burlin VT 5641

UW WELL-FIT

Program Type
Community
Number Served per Year: 200
Program Description
UW WELL-FIT is a portfolio of evidence based exercise programs for individuals who are currently or have previously undergone treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, hormone therapy, surgery) for various types of cancers. Since its inception in 2002, UW WELL-FIT has helped over 2000 individuals in the Kitchener-Waterloo and surrounding communities improve their quality of life through participation in supervised exercise. The UW WELL-FIT portfolio is comprised of three different programs: START-FIT - 12 week program focused on restoring and improving the physiological well-being of individuals on chemotherapy, radiation or hormonal therapy treatment STAY-FIT - extension for those who have completed START-FIT LIVING-FIT - six week, small group program for women undergoing adjuvant hormone therapy for breast cancer The programs offered within the UW WELL-FIT portfolio are part of a comprehensive cancer recovery strategy and serve as a model for organizations interested in starting an exercise program for individuals undergoing treatment for cancer.
Contact
Caryl Russell
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext 363
https://uwaterloo.ca/centre-community-clinical-applied-research-excellence/
Location
Toby Jenkins Health Research Building
340 Hagey Boulevard
Waterloo Ontario N2L 6R6  

UWA Exercise & Performance Centre

Program Type
Community
Home Based
Number Served per Year: 100
Program Description
The UWA Exercise and Performance Centre (EPC) provides individual and group exercise services to improve health, function and physical performance. A variety of clinical programs are run each week through EPC, providing a tailored and supportive environment for clients. Specifically, CanMoves is a 12 week individualised exercise management plan for cancer patients or survivors at any stage of disease or treatment. Upon presentation to the EPC, an initial assessment is conducted including client interview and a physical assessment to identify history and goals. Following the assessment, specific recommendations based on identified needs and goals, education and other services are provided to suit the client and their lifestyle. The structure of the program is highly flexible to support the clients need, and could may include participation in any of the EPC services and/or home, community or lifestyle based recommendations.
Contact
Ben Kramer/Dr Bonnie Furzer
Phone: 61 8 6488 3333
https://www.uwa.edu.au/facilities/uwa-exercise-and-performance-centre
Location
Parkway - Entrance #4
University of Western Australia, Exercise & Sport Science
Crawley  

VA Medical Center, Dayton OH

Program Type
Cancer Exercise Professional
Program Description
ALL locations offer FREE 1-on-1 exercise programming for anyone PREPARING for treatment, UNDERGOING treatment or anyone who has FINISHED their treatment! We know/understand EXACTLY what you are going through and how to help! We pride ourselves on being able to meet our patients wherever they are at in their fitness/health journey. We will educate you on the role exercise plays in your recovery journey and show you how to SAFELY and EFFECTIVELY implement it into your life to deliver life-changing results that will improve your quality-of-life!
Contact
Alec Hickman
Phone: 937-477-8213
www.mapletreecanceralliance.org
Location
4100 W Third St.
Dayton OH 45428

Vanderbilt Dayani Center Medical Fitness and Physical Therapy

Program Type
Cancer Exercise Professional
Clinic Out-Patient
Number Served per Year: 700
Program Description
Dayani offers a few options for your plans to stay active during cancer treatment. Our Medical Fitness team consists of Exercise physiologists that run a post bone marrow transplant 100 day exercise program to restore strength and stamina before discharging from care to return home. The 2nd option from the Medical Fitness team is a one-time consult to discuss options for exercise during or post cancer treatment for gym or home based exercise programs based on your goals and health needs. The 3rd option is physical therapy Prehab or Rehab and Lymphedema therapist.
Contact
Carey Tomlinson
Email: Carey Tomlinson
Phone: 6153224751
https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service-line/dayani-center-health-and-wellness
Location
1500 Medical Center Drive
Nashville TN 37232

Vario Cancer Survivors

Program Type
Clinic Out-Patient
Number Served per Year: 900
Program Description
The Exercise Medicine Research Institute at Edith Cowan University is a leading research and clinical Institute in the field of exercise oncology. They operate a health clinic providing multidisciplinary allied health services including exercise medicine, physiotherapy, clinical psychology and dietetics. Their exercise medicine programs for cancer survivors have been established over the past 15 years, informed by their latest research and supporting people with cancer from point of diagnosis for all cancer types and stages.
Contact
Rob Newton
Phone: 08 6304 3443
https://www.exercisemedicine.org.au/vario-health-clinic
Location
Edith Cowan University
270 Joondalup Drive
Joondalup  6027

Virginia (Ginny) Erwin CES

Program Type
Cancer Exercise Professional
Program Description
CETI Cancer Exercise Specialist. Ginny works with cancer patients, oncology doctors and plastic surgeons. She conducts one-on-one fitness assessment and training, as well as group classes for special populations.
Contact
Virginia (Ginny) Erwin CES
Phone: (773) 852-5486
San Francisco CA 

Water Fitness for Breast Cancer Survivors

Program Type
Community
Number Served per Year: 75
Program Description
This is a grant funded program for breast cancer survivors no matter where you are at on your journey. It is a one hour program, twice a week for 15 weeks 3 times a year which allows you to exercise twice a week for the entire year. Debra typically calls participants to talk with them before entering program, so she can know what they are feeling and anticipating and get their medical histories on file. Noodles are used for added resistance and water weights for resistance also. The deep and shallow ends of the pool are used. There is something for everyone to have fun. Music is incorporated to sing along at times or just relax. There is total body workout at your own pace. Instruction is individualized as needed. This program helps physically, as well as mentally, for the survivors. Each survivor has also added their experiences with other cancer survivors and are mentoring one another by talking about it. Wonderful camaraderie! Wonderful program for all.
Contact
Debra Pacitti
Phone: 413-786-8051
Location
99 Cherry Street
Feeding Hills MA 1030

Wayfinder Wellness and Physical Therapy

Program Type
Clinic Out-Patient
Community
Digital Online
Program Description
Doctors of Physical Therapy with specialty in breast cancer and general oncological care for more than 10 years. Each participant will be evaluated by a Doctor of Physical Therapy to assess impairments and limitations, set forth an appropriate plan of care to address both physical therapy needs as well as fitness and recovery goals for each patient.
Contact
Emelia Brogna, D.P.T.
Phone: 802-391-4222
www.wayfindervt.com
Location
128 Lakeside Ave
Suite 103
Burlington VT 5401

WeCanRow DC

Program Type
Community
Program Description
WeCanRow DC is a volunteer-directed, not-for-profit, educational and support organization offering breast cancer survivors an introduction to the sport of sweep rowing, and continuing recreational and competitive rowing opportunities. WeCanRow DC's mission is to provide new opportunities for breast cancer survivors to heal, both physically and emotionally, by being active participants in their own recovery and part of a mutually empowering team. WeCanRow DC's mission is also to educate the larger metropolitan Washington, DC community regarding the benefits of rowing for cancer recovery, wellness and a healthy lifestyle, by reaching out to local medical/research/breast cancer health care individuals and by being an inspirational presence of strong and confident cancer survivors. WeCanRow DC, founded in 2005, is a Charter Member of the WeCanRow national organization, which is an affiliate of the Row As One Institute, Inc.
Contact
Doris Parker
Phone: 571-217-1545
www.wecanrowdc.org
Location
19 W Wyatt Ave
19 W Wyatt Ave
Alexandria VA 22301

Wellness Beyond Cancer

Program Type
Cancer Exercise Professional
Clinic Out-Patient
Community
Digital Online
Program Description
Wellness Beyond Cancer is a 6 week therapeutic and progressive fitness | yoga | wellness program. This evidence-based program bridges the gap between healthcare and community care. Conducted by certified oncology professionals, the program is specifically designed to support those first diagnosed with cancer through long-term survivorship. "I Thrive" is the unique wellness component of the program, providing mindfulness-based tools for resiliency, stress reduction, and increased well-being. Clients may attend ongoing, weekly fitness and yoga classes after graduation of the program.
Contact
Stephanee Howell
Phone: 757-816-4199
www.sentara.com/hampton-roads-virginia/classesevents/events/wellness-beyond-cancer-6-week-pr
Location
Sentara Brock Cancer Center
6251 East Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk VA 23502

Wellness House

Program Type
Community
Digital Online
Number Served per Year: 200
Program Description
Wellness House is a non profit organization which envisions a community where all people affected by cancer thrive. Offered at no cost, and as a complement to medical treatment, their programs educate, support and empower participants so they will improve their physical and emotional well-being. Wellness House is not a hospital or clinic. They offer six areas of programming to people affected by cancer and their families. Information and Education; Nutrition; Exercise; Stress Management; Support and Networking; and Child and Family Programs. Exercise is just one umbrella of programming. Their exercise program consists of over 40 Fitness and Mind Body Movement classes per week of varying levels for patients and caregivers. Their programs are expertly designed to support all people actively dealing with the affects of cancer.
Contact
Jadyn Chipman
Phone: 630-654-5116
www.wellnesshouse.org
Location
131 N County Line Rd
131 N County Line Rd
Hinsdale IL 60521

Wellness Warriors

Program Type
Community
Program Description
Wellness Warriors is a dragon boat team for cancer survivors. They provide a paddling support group for men and women over 18 with all types of cancer on all walks of their journey. Their mission is to provide new opportunities for cancer survivors to heal while also spreading awareness of the benefits of paddling for cancer recovery, wellness, and a healthy lifestyle.
Contact
Erica Bernstein
Phone: N/A
www.wellnesswarriorsboston.org
Location
P.O. Box 610-154
Newton Highlands MA 2461

WellSpan Cancer Rehab

Program Type
Cancer Exercise Professional
Clinic Out-Patient
Program Description
Lisa is an LANA certified lymphedema physical therapist working for WellSpan Health in Gettysburg, PA for the last 8 years. There is an NAPBC and CoC accredited cancer center (WellSpan Adams Cancer Center) at this location, and Lisa is the rehab representative for those teams. She receives referrals from the oncology group for treatment related deconditioning. She and another PTA are certified in the Strength After Breast CA Program. They are currently working on a Cancer Rehab Specialty group, to unify all interested therapists, including the exercise specialists across the WellSpan System.
Contact
Lisa J Costello, PT, CLT-LANA
Phone: 717-339-2620
none
Location
40 V-Twin Drive
Suite 101
Gettysburg PA 17325

Western Maryland Health System

Program Type
Clinic In-Patient
Clinic Out-Patient
Program Description
All cancers, adults and older adults, pre, during, post and palliative care treatment. Referred by oncologist, variable duration of program, 10 sessions, individual sessions. Instructors are physical therapists and occupational therapists.
Contact
Kim Whetsel
Phone: 240-964-1800
MD 

Wolfe Foundation Cancer Wellness Program

Program Type
Clinic Out-Patient
Community
Program Description
The Wolfe Foundation Cancer Wellness Program is a 10-week program for cancer survivors to help them improve quality of life at any given stage of treatment. It consists of exercise two days per week within a group of 8-15 participants. Each individual has their own personal exercise prescription designed to meet individual goals and needs. The program also includes a weekly educational session that occurs either before or after one of the exercise sessions. Therefore, one day consists of exercise only (approx. 1 hour) while the other day will consist of exercise and the education session (approx. 2 hours). Participants will be given a calendar at the start of the program to plan ahead. Educational topics include nutrition, yoga, aquatic, stress management, lymphedema, and exercise basics to mention a few. In addition, a dietitian attends the program once per week to help assist the participants with any nutritional concerns they may have. Prior to the start of the program, each participant will meet one-one-one with an Exercise Physiologist to discuss health history, current treatment status, and individual needs and goals. This consultation will also include a six minute walk test, completion of surveys, and a body composition assessment.
Contact
Laura Leach
Phone: 614-566-3880
https://www.ohiohealth.com/services/cancer/our-programs/supportive-care/
Location
3773 Olentangy River Road
Columbus OH 43214

Women and Infant's Rehabilitation and Survivorship Program

Program Type
Cancer Exercise Professional
Clinic Out-Patient
Program Description
We provide oncology rehabilitation services through the continuum of cancer care. Our facility specializes in women's cancers, but is also equipped to treat those with a history of head and neck cancer, prostate cancer and breast cancer in men. Our services may begin pre-op with education and baseline assessment if appropriate and are available during treatment and into survivorship. Our therapists are all certified and experienced with complete decongestive therapy, the gold standard for treating lymphedema. Patients are referred by a physician and our therapists will create an individual plan of care. We also offer integrative care services in addition to rehabilitation, such as acupuncture.
Contact
Anna Bailey, RN
Phone: 401-430-7247
www.womenandinfants.org/services/cancer/rehabilitation-and-survivorship
Location
668 Eddy Street
1st Floor
Providence RI 2903

Women's Health & Support Services

Program Type
Community
Number Served per Year: 25
Program Description
Jody Miller, RCEP provides Assessment, Exercise Training, Nutrition & Wellness Coaching to all patients undergoing cancer diagnosis and treatment. Sessions are one-on-one and individualized to meet each patients needs as frequently as desired.
Contact
Jody Miller
Phone: 301-299-6586
www.changeyourmindchangeyourbody.net
Location
7810 Heatherton Lane
Potomac MD 20854

Women's Rehab

Program Type
Community
Program Description
Exercise therapy is designed to incorporate everyday tasks and specific exercises in areas meaningful to each person’s life, with an overall goal of functional independence. This client-specific treatment plan allows individuals to perform their activities of daily life more easily. This program works with people during cancer rehab and also pre/post surgery, chronic disease and injuries of all types. What are the benefits of exercise before, during, and after cancer treatment ? Jenna can help you set achievable goals, minimize side effects of treatment, modify post-surgery exercises, rehab range of motion issues and strength, customize a plan just for you, ensure proper exercise technique, return to work or daily activities. She has worked with all types of cancer survivors since 2009. Through coaching and correct training, she has safely guided many people back to their normal daily lives. Jenna specializes in all types of cancer and have experience helping women through breast, cervical and ovarian cancers. She sees people one-on-one or in small group sessions. If you live out of town or prefer to exercise at home, she can design a program specialized for you to reduce chronic pain and help you stay healthy, youthful and active for a lifetime. Before attending a group class, she asks that you contact her for a private one-on-one session, so she can assess you and get a proper health history.
Contact
Jenna Leib
Phone: 306.779.1275
www.jennaleib.com
Location
1455 Rose st
Regina  S4R 2A1
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