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