Onco physiotherapy

Oncology Physiotherapy is a treatment option for cancer patients who have successfully completed their medication-assisted cancer treatment but are still experiencing adverse effects from chemotherapy and radiation.
You might receive physiotherapy in an effort to rehabilitate (bring back to normal) in order to restore function, repair damage, enhance mobility, reduce stiffness and discomfort, and ultimately improve quality of life. In order to assist the body recover and strengthening, physiotherapy is crucial during the healing process. Physical challenges with flexibility, strength, endurance, balance, and coordination are common during and after cancer treatment for many patients. Physiotherapy will aid in minimizing the short- and long-term adverse effects of cancer treatment and also help to avoid needless handicaps.

Benefits of Onco physiotherapy

  • Getting moving can help you regain your strength, unwind, manage your stress, and get relief from pain, anxiety, and sadness.
  • The first aim is to reduce the pain by pain reliving modalities and also to maintain joint range of motion by giving active and passive range of motion if required.
  • Primary aim of the therapist is to gain muscular strength, flexibility and endurance.

Problems that physiotherapy can assist with

  • Fatigue: The most frequent side effect of cancer and treatment is fatigue. Studies have shown that cancer survivors’ fatigue symptoms can be improved with modest exercise.
  • Deconditioning: A physiotherapist is a medical specialist who can create a personalized workout plan to safely increase strength and cardiovascular endurance.
  • Injuries and tight joints: As a result of radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or prolonged immobilization, physiotherapists can recommend exercises to increase joint mobility.
  • Lymphedema: After radiation or surgical procedures for breast cancer, a side effect of the treatment. Due to a build-up of lymph fluid following surgery, the upper extremities experience prolonged swelling. Lymphedema can be improved with regular exercise, compression clothing, and manual therapy performed by physical therapists with specialized certifications.
  • Lower bone density: Drugs used in chemotherapy may lower bone density, increasing the risk of osteoporosis and fractures.

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