Kinesiology (adapted physical exercise)

Exercise has many advantages, such as increased energy, fewer treatment-related side effects and better stress and anxiety management, to name a few. Our kinesiologists offer personalized exercise programs tailored to the fitness level of each person.

Whatever physical shape you are in, following a program of adapted exercises helps better manage the effects of treatments and of the disease. The lightest exercise, even a few minutes of stretching daily, can bring you major benefits. The program is overseen by a kinesiologist who will also suggest ways to adopt healthy life habits.

The Quebec Cancer Foundation was the first organization to establish and offer kinesiology to cancer patients. In coming to us, you are sure to benefit from this professional service at no cost!

“The activities that were suggested worked like an antibiotic against stress…. And that made me feel that I was taking charge again of my body, which had undergone several attacks in the previous months.”

Who is kinesiology for?

The Quebec Cancer Foundation makes available these sessions for physical exercise to anyone with cancer, up to one year after the final treatment. The service targets individuals who wish:

  • To improve their quality of life
  • To get into shape
  • To start moving again
  • To adopt new lifestyle habits
  • To prepare for a return to work
  • To relieve muscle tension
  • To relax
  • To improve their posture
  • And still more!

What the program offers

The kinesiology service of the Quebec Cancer Foundation offers various options to meet your needs. A few examples:

  • A personalized program with monitoring
  • Adapted physical activities (walks, outings, strength and stretching exercises, etc.)
  • Information and training on healthy lifestyle choices
  • Workshops to help control breathing in preparation for radiation treatment
  • Postoperative follow-up to improve your joint mobility
  • Evaluation of posture and physical abilities
  • And even more!

The benefits

Several scientific studies have proven the benefits of physical exercise for people with cancer:

  • Increase in energy levels
  • Decrease in the after-effects of treatments
  • Better management of stress and emotions
  • Reduction of disease-related anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Increased feeling of well-being through the positive effect on the core moods
  • Better muscular flexibility
  • And still more!

Our kinesiologists

Our kinesiologists are professionals in physical health trained to work with cancer patients. Kinesiologists do not do manipulations; they, rather, use movement for the purpose of prevention, treatment and performance. Their objective is to enable you to discover the joys of physical activity and all the benefits that it produces. Listening to your needs, they can suggest exercises adapted and accessible to you.

Schedules and registrations


  • Kinesiology sessions are free.
  • You must have been evaluated by a kinesiologist before you can attend group sessions.

Personalized evaluation sessions

Registrations required

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Online group sessions

Registrations required

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Abitibi-Témiscamingue (Rouyn-Noranda)

In partnership with Physiothérapie Yves Plourde, inc.

Registrations required

Information and registration: 819 762-2626 or

Beauce (Saint-Georges)

In partnership with Pavillon du cœur Beauce-Etchemin 

Registrations required

Information and registration: 418 227-1843 or


In partnership with CISSS des Îles 

Registrations required

Information and registration: 418 986-2121, ext 8437


In partnership with Hôpital de la Cité-de-la-Santé

Registrations required 

Information and registration: 438 884-3454


Currently unavailable

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Quebec City

Registrations required

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In partnership with Ekisanté

Registrations required

Information: 514 476-8000 or


In partnership with Vie Active

Registrations required

Information and registration: 819 217-9272 or


Registrations required

To register, contact our kinesiologist Laurence Poirier at

Information: 514 641-1997

South Shore of Montreal (Boucherville)

In partnership with Kinik

Registrations required

Information and registration: 450 500-0769 or


Registrations required

Information and registration: 819 693-4242

You want to move easily and safely ?

Participate in the training offered by MOVE 50 + by watching the videos available here. They will allow you to move, in a safer and more structured way, from the comfort of your home. They are especially designed for 50 year-olds and over.

If you haven’t already done so, book an appointment with one of our kinesiologists for a personalized evaluation session before starting the program.