Recovery is an important part of the treatment for a brain, spinal cord or solid tumour. It can occur at different times in a child’s treatment. The type and amount of rehabilitation will depend on what your child needs. It will help your child become stronger and be the best he/she can be.
Your child will start rehabilitation as soon as possible and will continue as long as he/she needs it. The rehabilitation professionals on your team will review your child’s needs and help you tap into the most useful resources for your child.
If your child needs more intensive rehabilitation after surgery, he/she may spend some time at Sunnyhill Health Centre for Children for young children or GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre for youth.
Physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy are available through different sources both in hospital and in your community. Some of them are:
If you have questions about rehabilitation services, please talk to your oncology team.