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Rehabilitation Unit

Iwona Makles-Kacy, MSc



Registration opening hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday:   7.00 - 15.00
Tuesday, Thursday:                   7.00 - 18.00
Telephone: +48 32 278-96-76; +48 32 278-96-66


The Institute of Oncology Rehabilitation Unit operates as a Day Rehabilitation Center providing physiotherapeutic care for patients treated at the clinics.  A professional team of physiotherapists help patients who undergo cancer treatment with maintaining and restoring their best possible physical fitness at every stage of their hospitalization at the Gliwice Institute. While working with patients we apply the latest physiotherapeutic methods, i.e. proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), kinesiology taping, muscular facilitation therapy, core and peripheral stability method, sensorimotor exercises, exercises using biofeedback.

We provide:
  • Rehabilitation for breast cancer patients (after amputation, following breast conserving surgery and breast reconstruction),
  • Rehabilitation for patients treated for neck and head cancer, soft tissue tumors, brain cancer, cancer of female reproductive organs and the abdominal cavity. 
  • Comprehensive lymphedema therapy,
  • Education in the area of physio prophylaxis as a measure of preventing disability. 
Our Unit provides spacious, well-equipped gyms. There are separate rooms equipped for physiotherapy and massages. We have modern, top quality medical devices. In our work with patients we care about the atmosphere of understanding, warmth and kindness.

Systemic rehabilitation program implemented in Day Rehabilitation Center

The systemic rehabilitation program followed by the Day Center was created for breast cancer patients and/or patients who had other lymph nodes removed.  The main objective of the comprehensive rehabilitation program is providing continuous and comprehensive therapy as well as restoring the cancer patients’ psycho-physical fitness.
The therapeutic program includes:

  • Medical consultations,
  • Kinesitherapy – exercises are conducted either individually or in groups,
  • Physiotherapy:  deep oscillation treatment using a Hivamat 200 device, sequential compression massage using a Boa 12-chamber device, limb whirlpool baths, laser therapy, ultrasound, electrotherapy,
  • Comprehensive edema therapy – manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), compression therapy using pneumatic pumps and/or multilayer taping, specifically selected physical exercises,
  • Patient education regarding edema prevention,
  • Occupational therapy
  • Psychotherapy. 

Patients of the Daily Rehabilitation Center may take advantage of psychological help in the form of individual consultations, psychological support, neuropsychological diagnosis, as well as extensive physical workout. During they stay, patients take part in group activities and learn relaxation techniques.
 Patients may participate in individual psychotherapy utilizing Ericksonian hypnosis and visualization techniques.