Oncology Rehabilitation

Cancer Prehabilitation:  Studies have shown improved quality of life outcomes including increased tolerance of activity level with referral to physical therapy prior to start of acute treatment.

  • Baseline circumference measurements prior to surgery
  • General conditioning exercises including education on safe parameters for exercise during active treatment
  • Specific targeted exercise/manual therapy techniques based on type of cancer and current treatment

Rehabilitation during cancer treatment:  Exercise can help alleviate symptoms related to cancer related fatigue, maintain ROM, improve activity tolerance and quality of life.

  • General exercise program scheduled around patient’s active treatment requirements
  • Special considerations/specific precautions based on patient’s active treatment plan

Rehabilitation after active cancer treatment: Studies show patients experience better outcomes and have fewer side effects of their active cancer treatment when engaged in exercise. 

  • Exercise program prescribed at proper level of intensity with monitoring for signs of cardiotoxicity, cancer induced peripheral neuropathy, vestibular dysfunction, and early signs of lymphedema