Much like heart or stroke patients who has specific protocols for rehabilitation, research is showing the benefits of physical therapy for cancer patients to help lessen the effects of cancer treatment. In fact, cancer patients who had high activity levels prior to their diagnosis and maintained a reduced level of exercise during their treatment have been shown to tolerate their treatments with fewer or minimized side effects.
While fatigue is far and away the top complaint of cancer patients, there are a variety of effects that treatment can have on the body. We understand how these therapies can impact your quality of life. Our specialized oncology rehabilitation program can help improve your daily life with compassion and personalized care to address a variety of issues including:
- Pain and weakness
- Range of motion
- Balance, gait, and walking
- Memory and concentration issues
- Swelling (lymphedema)
- Scar tissue adhesions
- Shoulder problems
- Radiation fibrosis syndrome
- Brachial plexopathy
- Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy
If an injury does occur, we know it’s important for you to get back in action quickly. Treatment programs are tailored to the special demands of your sport, activity or lifestyle. Our focus is on helping you regain strength, mobility and endurance so you can bounce back in the quickest and safest timeframe possible.