A diagnosis of cancer comes with more than just emotions. Most men and women often undergo surgery, radiation and chemotherapy among other experimental procedures. These treatments can have many adverse effects, from pain and decreased strength, to limiting patient mobility, swelling and difficulty sleeping. Rehabilitation can become necessary during and after treatment, in order to maintain daily activity.
How can Physical Therapy help cancer patients?
Maintaining strength and physical abilities during cancer treatment can help reduce the risk of complication, as well as improve quality of life for cancer patients. Research has also revealed Physical Therapy can help speed recovery after cancer treatment. Our team of Physical Therapists will work with patients and other caregivers to help maximize comfort and physical ability, and help guarantee an effective recovery. Even light exercise can help patients reduce anxiety and maintain a sense of calm about their condition.
What treatments can you provide?
Our qualified Physical Therapists are trained and ready to provide treatment and rehabilitation for many cancer related issues, including:
- Weakness due to treatment, disease or muscle atrophy
- Limited range of motion
- Impaired balance
- Pain management
- Decreased cardiovascular fitness/deconditioning secondary to cancer and its treatment
- Skin care including scar management
- Peripheral neuropathy - tingling, numbness, impaired balance or walking
Our team will design a personalized treatment program to help you retain maximum physical ability for your fight.
Contact us to see how PTS can help YOU today! Although no physician referral is needed to see a physical therapist, some insurance companies may require a referral for coverage.