Functional rehabilitation


Massage therapy techniques are used to treat patients’ deficits or incapacities, actively or passively, for respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological or locomotor issues.

rééducation fonctionnelle

An initial assessment allows the massage therapist to determine treatment goals with the patient, to encourage his/her rehabilitation and independence. The massage therapists at Institut Curie work in all treatment departments (adults and pediatrics), on medical prescription, in the patient’s room, or at a rehabilitation center. The Paris team has four massage therapists on duty from 9:00 am to 5:15 pm, seven days per week.

Their aims:

  • To provide adapted rehabilitation treatment to all patients that require it, using the appropriate techniques.
  • To provide patients with information and instruction in relation to their pathologies and needs.
  • To establish a functional assessment before patients are discharged so as to allow for the best possible follow-up at home.
  • To forge connections with rehabilitation practices and refer patients to the appropriate treatment facilities.
  • To take part in the institution’s therapeutic education programs, such as Déclic.
  • To provide comfort care at all stages of the disease by implementing adapted techniques (massage, lymph drainage, etc.).
  • To take part in the initial training of physical therapy students, particularly concerning specific care in oncology.


Booklets available for download.

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