Who Can Benefit?
- Tired of not having the energy to do basic activities around the house, or with family/friends?
- Having difficulty walking or with your balance?
- Having difficulty regaining motion in your arms and legs?
We are able to treat anyone who has had cancer surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy and is de-conditioned.
Cancer comes in many forms and can affect any part of our body. It can have mild to significant effects on how we move, how we function with basic daily tasks (i.e., bathing, dressing, cooking, housework, etc) and how we are able to interact with others. All too often, once we have dealt with the knowledge of having cancer, dealing with the treatment of surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy, we are told to resume normal activities. When these normal activities are attempted, is when we notice the problems:
- Difficulty Walking
- Low Energy/Lack of Endurance
- Loss of Motion
- Swelling in an Arm or Leg
Exercising is an important part of your recovery to regain your maximal level of independence. Based on your problems, medical status, and participation, your physical therapist will individualize your program for you to best meet your goals and needs.
The number one distress identified among cancer survivors is the inability to function the way they had pre-cancer. Every cancer survivor wants to feel better and live well during and after cancer treatment.
Continued care is often necessary to prevent, manage and heal the physical and psychological conditions that can develop from the cancer treatments. Physical therapy aims to improve your quality of life and independence by improving your ability to be active and comfortable. Physical therapists evaluate movement potential and help establish agreed-upon goals to reduce pain, improve mobility, and restore physical function/performance by:
- Helping minimize or prevent pain, disability and psychosocial distress for the cancer patient and the cancer survivor
- Promoting appropriate independent self-care management to maximize years of healthy living, then we have succeeded in filling an extraordinary need.
THE pt GROUP Physical Therapy has developed a comprehensive outpatient service that interacts with the individual, his/her family physician, and other associated healthcare providers. Physical therapy can help individuals with residual effects from cancer surgery or treatments return to productive lifestyles, maximize their function, minimize their disabilities and lessen the impact of their treatment.