Cancer and Rehabilitation

Cancer treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, can result in a variety of side effects that can benefit from specialized, focus pre- and re-habilitation therapy including:

  • Fatigue
  • Decreased strength
  • Decreased mobility
  • Pain
  • Changes in balance and gait
  • Decreased cardiovascular endurance
  • Difficulty completing normal daily activities

Research has shown that physical and occupational therapy is an integral part of cancer recovery and healing. By helping you address these side effects, we are able to improve your quality of life and decrease your risk for further issues.

Your Rehabilitation Team

The therapists at Performance Therapy at Providence Saint John’s Health Center are highly qualified to meet all of your rehab needs. Our skilled experts, including physical and occupational therapists, will evaluate and assess your individual needs and goals.

Our therapists work closely with your entire medical team to design a safe and effective treatment plan to help improve your quality of life, manage treatment side effects, and help you in your recovery process. Our services can be utilized before, during, and after cancer treatment.

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Oncology Rehab Services

Depending upon your cancer diagnosis, our experts will create a tailored program designed to accommodate your needs.  The program may include:

  • Stretching/Mobility Exercises
  • Resistance Exercises
  • Manual Therapy
  • Gait and Balance Training
  • Cardiovascular Exercise
  • Body Mechanics Training
  • ADL Training/Adaptation
Strength and Exercise

Lymphedema Program

If lymph nodes are removed or damaged by surgery or radiation treatments, lymph fluid may accumulate and cause swelling in the limb or torso. This type of swelling is known as lymphedema.

Using state of the art equipment, our certified lymphedema therapists can identify early signs of lymphedema and start therapy early.

Health insurance covers most cancer-related therapy services. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us or your insurance provider. Together we can create an effective therapy program that will ease your symptoms and let you focus on your health.

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