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STAR ProgramOncology Rehabilitation for Cancer Survivors

Sarasota Memorial is one of the first hospitals in Florida certified to provide cancer patients with rehabilitation through the STAR Program®. This nationally recognized, evidence-based “Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation” program helps survivors physically and emotionally heal from the side effects of chemotherapy, radiation, surgery or other cancer therapy

Comprehensive, custom rehabilitation treatments are designed to manage pain, weakness, cognitive impairment or other issues that follow cancer treatment. The program focuses on improving not only symptoms, but also personal wellness and quality of life through nutrition, exercise, relaxation and educational services.

STAR Program® Locations

Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center at Heritage Harbour
1040 River Heritage Blvd.
Bradenton, FL 34212

Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center at University Parkway
5350 University Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34243

Sarasota Memorial Heart & Vascular Services
1540 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Main Campus
1700 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239

Sarasota Memorial Institute for Advanced Medicine/HealthFit
5880 Rand Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34238

Emergency Room and Health Care Center at North Port
2345 Bobcat Village Center Rd.
North Port, FL 34288

STAR Program-certified Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists help with a wide variety of treatment-related conditions and their symptoms, including:

  • Pain
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Shoulder pain or problems
  • Lymphedema
  • Balance and gait
  • Memory and concentration issues
  • Swallowing and speech problems


We also offer the following wellness services:

  • Nutritional counseling and lifestyle coaching
  • Individualized exercise prescriptions
  • Yoga
  • Tai chi
  • Pilates
  • Oncology massage
  • Psychosocial counseling
  • Oncology nurse navigators 


For more information, call 941-917-STAR (7827), or watch an educational video about our Star Cancer Rehabilitation program: