Physical therapists evaluate strength, flexibility, mobility and endurance, while keeping your functional goals in mind. Individualized exercise programs are prescribed to reduce pain and fatigue, helping you return to a more active lifestyle. Physical therapists are also able to help you address the following problems:
Balance and Dizziness
Balance, dizziness, and walking difficulties are commonly reported during and after cancer treatment. Our therapists can help you regain your confidence and ability to move around and negotiate your home and community safely.
Learn more about our balance and vestibular rehabilitation program.
Swelling related to cancer may occur during or long after initial cancer treatment and may be found in the limbs, trunk, head, and neck. This abnormal collection of fluid in the soft tissues due to lymph vessel blockage or lymph node removal can result in pain, tightness, or heaviness. Therapists help to reduce swelling and teach long-term management.
Learn more about our lymphedema management program.
Incontinence and Pelvic Pain
Some individuals may experience internal or external pelvic pain, sexual difficulty, incontinence, or bowel irregularity from scar tissue, muscle spasm, or weakness caused by cancer treatments. Physical therapists can help reduce these symptoms with exercises, gentle myofascial techniques, and education.