Physical Therapy for Cancer Rehabilitation
Women and men diagnosed with cancer often undergo treatment involving surgery, radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy. In some cases, these treatments can cause side effects such as pain, limited mobility, decreased strength, swelling and fatigue. Our physical therapists use a variety of interventions to help counteract these side effects, including:
- Therapeutic exercises to improve flexibility and strength in the affected area
- Aerobic conditioning to combat cancer-related fatigue
- Postural awareness to help retrain affected muscles and joints
- Patient education on skin care, scar management, lymphedema precautions and safe practices when engaging in daily activities.
In addition, Dr. Jennifer Olsen, P.T., D.P.T. is a certified Kinesio taping practitioner and performs Aquatic Physical Therapy. Jennifer also worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering.