Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital's Rehabilitative Services have partnered with Lake Forest Health & Fitness Center to offer a cancer-related fatigue program, Survive Strong.
Through multiple research studies, evidence shows that low to moderate exercise in oncology patients can reduce and even prevent cancer-related fatigue, reduce side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, improve quality of life and possibly even improve survival rates.
This program is designed for individuals diagnosed with any stage of cancer who are experiencing fatigue or weakness, or are unsure how to initiate exercise. It is appropriate for anyone currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy, or who has completed cancer treatment within the past year.
The Survive Strong program runs for eight weeks and consists of two weekly exercise sessions, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The Survive Strong program consists of:
Scholarships are available for program participants. Please see program requirements below. All Survive Strong physical therapists and personal trainers are certified Cancer Exercise Specialists.
The following conditions must be met by anyone who would like to participate in the program:
Learn more about Survive Strong by reading “Pumping Iron with Cancer Patients: Lake County’s Only Cancer-related Fatigue Program” or by reading our member testimonial below. For more information, call (847) 535-6528 and speak with one of our oncology physical therapists.