Benefits of Cancer Rehab

Cancer Rehabilitation helps offset limitations and reduces pain caused by cancer treatments.  Let us help you get strong and stay as strong as possible throughout your cancer journey.  You can gain and maintain your independence with Oncology Rehab and Wellness's specialized services.  Oncology rehab can help empower cancer survivors to live your best life.

 

 

Oncology rehab addresses problems that patients often experience during or after treatment (surgery, radiation, chemotherapy) including cancer-related fatigue, unsteadiness, pain, muscle weakness, reduced range of motion in joints, soft tissue restrictions post radiation or surgery, lymphedema/swelling, and decline in activity tolerance.

Why Choose Oncology Rehab and Wellness?

Improve Your Function

Building strength and endurance will help you to improve your ability to do the things you use to do.

Regain Your Independence

Cancer patients often need follow up care and support after treatment is over.  Physical Therapy helps you recover more fully and get back to living.

Improve Your Well Being

Recovering from cancer and cancer treatments requires a whole person approach, including not just physical health, but general well- being as well.

Are you ready to get back to living? 
We Can Help

More About Oncology Rehab


Oncology rehab is provided by therapists who have extensive experience and certifications in treating the unique needs of cancer patients and and survivors. 

An estimated 65-90 % of cancer survivors develop impairments from cancer treatments. Oncology rehab can even help survivors achieve optimal function, well being, and quality of life through lifestyle/home modifications.

Because cancer treatment can cause other medical problems (cardiac, respiratory, chemo-induced neuropathy), it is advised that patients are supervised and directed by a rehabilitation professional until it is safe to transition to an independent exercise program.

Common Impairments Associated With Cancer Treatments Include:

 

  • General deconditioning because of inactivity
  • Fatigue
  • Radiation fibrosis
  • Muscle/Joint pain
  • Shoulder mobility issues
  • Weakness
  • Balance /coordination loss
  • Postural deficits
  • Difficulty walking
  • Lymphedema
  • Scar tissue development
  • Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

Impairments may occur months or even years after treatment ends.

Rehab Interventions We Provide that Can Help

 

  • Strengthening
  • Balance Training
  • Endurance training
  • Cardiovascular training
  • Training in Activities of Daily Living
  • Range of Motion Exercises
  • Manual Therapy
  • Gait training
  • Complete Decongestive Therapy for Lymphedema
  • Sensory Feedback training
  • Low Level Laser Therapy, Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation, heat/ice
  • Independent Exercise Program Development

Contact us today for more information

"Rehabilitation of the patient with cancer should begin when disability is anticipated, rather than after it has occurred."
― Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review (NCBI) .