Many people may understand the benefits of receiving rehabilitative therapies (physical, occupational and/or speech therapy) after a car accident, back surgery, or a stroke, but for… cancer?
The answer is a resounding YES!
During cancer treatment, rehabilitative therapies can offer care in treating surgical scars, reducing swelling, improving joint motion and strength, managing chronic fatigue, cancer-related pain and chemo-induced neuropathy.
Cancer survivorship (post cancer treatment) is about staying strong, being fit and preventing cancer recurrence. Exercising 3-5 hours per week has been shown to have a positive influence in cancer care short and long term.
Rehabilitative therapies can help a person develop an appropriate exercise program taking into account their blood count levels, fatigue levels, target heart rate and lifestyle.
For more information, visit the American Cancer Society website.