Most people know us as the hands on back and neck specialists. We should be known for this, we do a great job :P) But most people don’t know that we also specialize in Oncology Rehab. Oncology Rehab works with people both during and after cancer treatment to help reduce a number of symptoms, from the cancer itself, and the side effects from the different treatments. Here is some more info about Oncology Rehab:
Cancer and its treatment can cause debilitating side effects for patients, compromising their function and quality of life. Fortunately, research has shown that physical therapy during and after cancer treatment can help speed functional recovery, boost immune response, reduce fatigue and reduce risk of complications in people of any age.
Patients undergoing cancer treatment may experience one or more of the following side effects:
- Decreased muscle strength
- Decreased bone density
- Peripheral neuropathy related to chemotherapy
- Lymphedema or swelling disorders
- Difficulty walking
- Difficulty sleeping
- Formation of scar tissue
- Postural changes
- Muscle imbalances
Our physical therapists works with patients and caregivers to maximize their physical abilities and comfort levels to ensure the most effective recovery. The physical therapist can help maximize strength and function during and after cancer treatment by addressing each of these issues through hands-on therapy, education and exercise to increase your function and independence.
Let us know if you have any questions! We are here to help! 480-354-2911