Physical Therapy is an important component of recovery after cancer treatment
The debilitating side effects of cancer and cancer treatment can compromise function and quality of life. Physical therapy during and after cancer treatment can help speed recovery, boost the immune response, reduce fatigue and reduce the risk of complications from treatment.
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
Because each person, their needs and their cancer treatment response are unique, our expert therapists customize a program to specifically address each person’s problems and goals. In conjunction with the medical team, we work with patients and caregivers to ensure the most effective recovery.
If you are experiencing any of these problems after a cancer diagnosis or treatment for cancer, our physical therapy specialists can help maximize your comfort, strength, function and independence through hands-on therapy, education and exercise. Please contact us to learn more about our cancer-related specialty physical therapy.