Cancer Physical Therapy
What is Cancer Physical Therapy?
According to the American Cancer Society, between 80% and 100% of people with
cancer report having fatigue. It’s often described as feeling weak , tired, listless,
drained , or “washed-out.” Fighting cancer takes a large toll on you. We get it and we’re
here to help . Our empathetic physical therapists know how to navigate the myriad of challenges
that chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery may present. Make an appointment with
our trained staff to start your cancer physical therapy journey.
How Can Cancer Physical Therapy Help With Your Symptoms?
Cancer-related fatigue is real and to get your strength back, it needs to be slow and steady.
We can help you gain and maintain your strength before, during, and after treatment so you can
recover faster and get back to the things you love doing . We can help you through selective
and individualized exercise:
- Decrease pain and fatigue
- Build strength, endurance , and power
- Manage swelling and side effects
- Regain your range of motion
- Promote circulation and blood flow
- Engage in daily activities
Physical therapy treatment consists of soft tissue massage , joint mobilizations, myofascial
release, strengthening exercises, and stretching/relaxation exercises to help reduce scar
tissue limitations and restore normal range of motion. Research has shown that doing exercise
before your cancer surgery can positively impact your function and physical capacity
Are Physical Therapists Qualified to Treat Those With Cancer?
In our assessment, your specialized physical therapist will ask you questions about your
symptoms and goals. In addition, they will look at how you move, your strength, your range of
motion, and numerous other factors to formulate a shared plan of care. Physical therapists have
their Doctorate in Physical Therapy, justifying their substantial medical knowledge that includes
how surgery and cancer treatment affects a person’s body. Additionally, they will work with your
doctor to make sure they understand everything about your particular case (reports, MRIs,
Our physical Therapists understand the limitations of surgery and cancer so you can
be pushed in the appropriate way to quicken your recovery and return to life. While you
might be pushed, our caring physical therapists will not allow you to do any exercise that may slow
your recovery or cause more fatigue. Cancer physical therapy is individualized to your particular case.
What Makes Agile Different In Treating Your Cancer Symptoms?
At Agile, we take a multifactorial approach to cancer management. Shared decision making and
evidence-based medicine are the pillars of our treatments. We try to get you active as soon as
possible within the limitations of your cancer and treatment. Get back to what you love doing
faster. Make an appointment with our caring and trained physical therapists today