Physical therapy isn't commonly thought of alongside a cancer diagnosis. However, restoring strength, endurance and vitality, as well as improving functional movment patterns are some of the roles therapy can play as part of your overall treatment.
Cancer rehabilitation is growing due to the increase in survivorship thanks to advancements in medical technology, treatment, and early detection. However, common treatment avenues such as chemotherapy, radiation, and even surgery oftetimes leave the body weak and impaired. Although this list is not all inclusive, our physical therapists can help alleviate the following:
- Cancer related fatigue
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Shoulder/Chest dysfunctions (often from breast cancer)
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It is never too late to utilize rehabilitation servies for cancer recovery. If you are having difficulty accomplishing daily tasks or functioning at your previous level of independence, contact us to help you regain your vitaltity.