Understanding the Effects of Radiation on Cancer Patients

Radiation therapy is a common treatment option for various types of cancer.  These side effects may include fatigue, pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion. In this blog post, we will delve into the potential side effects of radiation therapy and how physical therapy can play a crucial role in managing these challenges. Radiation therapy…

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What Can Cancer Rehab Help With?

Cancer rehabilitation, or physical therapy specialized in the treatment of cancer-related impairments is an available service for cancer patients and survivors that to date remains highly underutilized.  Interventions can help throughout the continuum of cancer care from the time of diagnosis though treatment and into palliative care and can assist patients with living their best…

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Treating the Side-Effects of Cancer Treatment with Physical Therapy: CIPN

Chemotherapy – Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy or CIPN is a numbness and tingling in the hands and feet due to nerve damage from chemotherapy.  CIPN can lead to muscle weakness and balance problems.  According to The American Cancer Society two-thirds of patients undergoing chemotherapy will develop CIPN within a month of starting chemo. …

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Cancer Rehab Assessments Minimize Complications After Treatments

Throughout a person’s cancer experience, it is critical to maintain the things in life that are important to you – energy, activity level, relationships. In fact, research shows that an active lifestyle that includes exercise can actually enhance your body’s recovery and contribute to a better quality of life during and after cancer treatment. Life…

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