Physical Therapy and Cancer Care

Physical therapy can be a beneficial tool for people as they navigate a cancer diagnosis, subsequent treatment, and recovery. Physical Therapists are movement experts. They can evaluate a specific condition and offer options to help patients regain mobility and endurance, and eliminate pain to allow them to get back to their day-to-day activities. Our expertly trained therapists can help manage these symptoms and side effects:

  • Fatigue
  • Numbness
  • Weakness
  • Balance Deficits
  • Restricted Joint Movement
  • Loss of Flexibility
  • Skin Tightness
  • Swelling

At CACC Physical Therapy, we work with the patient’s healthcare team to devise a strategic plan to address a patient’s specific needs. Our program will be based upon what type of cancer is involved, what treatment the patient is undergoing, and what their overall fitness level was when they began treatment. We offer the newest technology and treatments to keep their body strong as they fight the cancer or recover after beating it. Here are just a few of the options:

  • Stationary Bicycle
  • Treadmill
  • Stair Climbing
  • Alter-G Anti-Gravity Treadmill (Available in some locations)
  • Aquatic Therapy (Available in some locations)
  • Massage Therapy (Available in some locations)
  • Manual Therapy Techniques
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (TENS)
  • Heat Therapy
  • Decongestive Therapy for Lymphedema (Available in some locations)
  • Compression Therapy for Swelling

Our therapists will also create an at-home exercise program tailored to the patient so they can continue to strengthen their body throughout the recovery period and beyond. To learn more please call your closest CACC Physical Therapy clinic.