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Physiotherapy & Onco-Rehabilitation Services

The Department of Physiotherapy and Onco-Rehabilitation at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre provide restorative services to cancer patients in all stages of treatments, as these may have lasting effects on physical and cognitive functions resulting in impaired functional ability. Clinically effective therapeutic modules are tailored and implemented to take quality care of special needs of cancer patients.

The Centre has a comprehensive well equipped physiotherapy & rehabilitation area available for exercise and rehabilitation. The rehabilitation includes focus on constant improvement of functional status of the patient. The team employs a proficient approach for patient rehabilitation and actively educates and advises people to perform physical therapies and exercises to restore strength, movement and function, which in turn help in the speedy recovery of a patient.

The department works in all sub specialties in physiotherapy offering a multifaceted approach to the patient’s rehabilitation by a qualified and highly experienced team of Rehabilitation experts with treatment procedures of international standards.

At RGCI&RC, the department provides:

  • Highly qualified & dedicated therapists with hands on approach
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure with latest hi-tech equipments
  • Multidisciplinary team Approach
  • International standards of treatment
  • Personalized attention
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Economical charges
  • Provides services in OPD, IPD wards and ICU.

The department offers following Comprehensive Programs:

  • Breast Cancer Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Program
  • Post-Operative Shoulder Pain Management
  • Range of motion Exercises
  • Prevention & Management of Lymphedema(Swelling of arm)
  • Management of Axillary web syndrome/Axillary cording
  • Management of Rotator cuff tendinitis/shoulder stiffness
  • Management of Brachial plexopathy
  • Head and Neck Cancer Rehabilitation Program
  • Chest Physiotherapy
  • Management of Trismus(difficulty in mouth opening)
  • Swallowing Exercises
  • Facial palsy (weakness of facial muscles) Management
  • Neck and Shoulder Exercises
  • Management of Facial Lymphedema
  • Dysphagia Management
  • Speech Therapy
  • Brain tumor, Spine and Vestibular Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Program
  • Post Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Spine Physiotherapy Exercises
  • Post Paralysis Rehabilitation
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
  • Prehabilitation
  • Post operative chest Physiotherapy/Pulmonary Care
  • Breathing Exercises
  • Airway Clearance techniques
  • Lung Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Gynae & Uro-Oncology Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Program
  • Management of Lymphedema(Swelling of leg)
  • Lower Limb strengthening Exercises
  • Perineal Exercises
  • Management of incontinence
  • Pelvic Floor training
  • Advanced Kegel’s Exercises
  • Orthopedic Oncology Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Program
  • Physiotherapy after Amputation and limb salvage surgeries
  • Physiotherapy for Movement restriction (Post-Surgical)
  • Gait Training
  • Activities of daily living (ADL’s training)
  • Pediatric Oncology Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Program
  • Individualized Pediatric Rehabilitation Program
  • Hematology and Bone marrow Transplant Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Program
  • Post Bone marrow Transplant Physiotherapy
  • Physiotherapy in multiple myeloma
  • Physiotherapy during and after Chemotherapy/Radiation therapy
  • Management of Cancer-Related Fatigue (CRF)
  • Management of Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN)
  • Management of Cancer Related Cognitive Impairment (CRCI)
  • Physiotherapy for Cardio toxicity, Psychological and Behavioral Changes, etc
  • Other Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Services
  • Pain Management
  • Physiotherapy during Palliative Care/Supportive care
  • During Covid and Post Covid Rehabilitation
  • Peripheral nerve injuries
  • Musculo-skeletal problems like Back pain, Neck pain, Knee pain etc
  • Geriatric care

Specialized Rehabilitation Services

  • Lymphedema Clinic
  • Virtual Reality Rehabilitation
  • Electrotherapy and Exercise Therapy
  • Manual Therapy
  • Management of trismus
  • Management of Incontinence
  • Speech and Swallowing Therapy
  • Orthotic/Prosthetic Services

To provide world-class care, the department is equipped with modern infrastructure, which includes the following:

  • Virtual Rehabilitation (VR) System
  • Electronic Gait Trainer
  • Intermittent Pneumatic Compression/Lymphapress
  • Matrix Rhythm Therapy (MRT)
  • Arm/Leg Ergometer
  • Balance training devices
  • Light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation (LASER)
  • Interferential therapy (IFT)
  • Electronic muscle stimulation Unit
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Ultrasound Therapy (US)
  • Neuromuscular stimulation for dysphagia and incontinence
  • Quadriceps/Hamstring trainer
  • Cryotherapy Unit
  • Hot Fomentation Unit
  • Mirror therapy
  • Biofeedback device (Proprioceptive/Visual)
  • Continuous passive motion (CPM) Unit
  • Other Exercise Equipments: Shoulder wheel, pulley system, wall ladder etc.


The Department is a one-stop destination for all types of physiotherapy and rehabilitative treatments for cancer patients. A rehabilitation expert completes a thorough assessment that may include the patient’s health history, evaluation of pain and movement patterns, range of motion, strength, reflexes, sensation and cardio-respiratory status. They also examine relevant x-rays, laboratory tests, medical records and surgical notes. Based on this assessment, the therapist develops a diagnosis and works in partnership with the patient and treating team to plan individualized goals and treatment programs.

The Department also believes that patient education is an important part of delivering excellent medical care and the therapist weaves patient education opportunities into its daily rehabilitation activities. During these teaching moments, we use one-on-one discussions and teaching materials to educate patients about their medical condition and rehabilitative care.


Our Locations
  • Sir Chotu Ram Marg, Sector – 5, Rohini Institutional Area, Rohini, New Delhi, Delhi – 110085, India

    +91-11-47022222 | Fax +91 11 27051037

  • Squadron Leader Mahender Kumar Jain Marg, Block K, Niti Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi 110049

    +91-11-45822222 / +91-11-45822200

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