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Cancer Rehab

Cancer rehabilitation is therapy to educate, support and empower cancer patients to achieve optimal function and quality of life from the point of diagnosis, during treatment and throughout recovery.  While cancer and its treatment may cause debilitating side effects, research has shown that physical therapy during and after treatment can help speed functional recovery, reduce pain and fatigue as well as lower the risk of complications.  It also helps patients and caregivers regain a sense of hope and independence.

Benefits of Cancer Rehabilitation

  • Build strength and endurance
  • Reduce fatigue
  • Reduce pain and nausea
  • Increase flexibility and range of motion
  • Improve balance to reduce falls and assist with walking
  • Assistive device training
  • Reduce anxiety and increase well-being

Services Provided:

During the initial evaluation, the physical therapist will establish an individualized plan of care.  Other services that may be recommended include:

  • Lymphedema therapy
  • Occupational therapy for activities of daily living management
  • Driving evaluations
  • Speech therapy for swallowing, cognition and/or communication disorders
  • Wound care management
  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
  • Bowel and bladder retraining for both men and women

 

Covenant Therapy Centers accept most insurance and managed care plans. For questions or information about the clinic nearest you call (865) 541-4500.