Research has overwhelmingly supported physical therapy to treat and prevent the negative physical and psychological side effects of cancer treatment.  Our program spans all cancer diagnoses to achieve these goals:  Physical therapists have an established history of helping individuals improve their quality of life. A physical therapist can help you learn to move without pain, while feeling renewed and ready to move on.

Improving quality of life

Reducing depression and fatigue

Improving cardio-respiratory performance

Enhancing muscular strength

Increasing flexibility and balance

Providing patient education and management techniques for lymphedema


Our oncology therapists are uniquely qualified to understand the effects of cancer and cancer treatments on daily life.  We have many years of experience in Cancer related exercises, as well as how the American Physical Therapy Association guidelines for Cancer Rehabilitation. 

 

Some of the areas of Cancer Rehabilitation that our therapists focus on include, 

1. Post-Surgical care for scar tissue/range of motion/function

 

2. Addressing the side of Effects of Chemotheraphy

  • Weakness

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Neuropathy

  • Balance Problems

  • Fall Prevention

  • Bone Health

 

3. Addressing the side Effects of Radiation

  • Range of motion/stretching needs

  • Education about the risks of Lymphedema

  • Scar Tissue

 

4. Survivorship Classes/Transitions

  • Tai Chai Easy

  • Bone Health for Osteopenia/Osteoporosis

  • Individual Exercise Training for Bridge to be able to participate in Community Exercises Programs