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Bouncing back from cancer: rehab services

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.

About Lauri Webster

Lauri Webster is a physical therapy assistant at the Mercy Oakwood clinic.

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