Physical therapists are crucial in almost every area of medicine. Whether dealing with patients that have been through physical trauma, are suffering with chronic pain, spinal injuries, or even have a muscle condition – physical therapists are needed. The job of a physical therapist is to remediate impairments, promotes mobility, function, and quality of life through diagnosis and physical intervention. Because of these duties, physical therapists are a shoe-in for being able to benefit cancer patients.
Being diagnosed with cancer is extremely difficult for patients. Everyday you meet with new doctors and specialists for constant evaluation and supervision. One of your health care providers may refer you to a physical therapist. Physical therapists specialize in making your body work in the most functional way, requesting to work with a PT during your treatment can help improve your quality of life.
Not only can physical therapy help improve quality of life during treatment, it can be crucial for cancer survivors. After battling cancer you are extremely fatigued and often times you don’t feel like yourself in your own body. Physical therapy is a way for you to re-gain your strength while also having a place to voice your struggles. Often times cancer can leave you with a long recovery ahead, whether it’s from invasive surgery or chemotherapy, our physical therapists here at Oahu Spine & Rehab are here to help. If you are currently battling cancer or a cancer survivor, give OSR a call today to schedule your complimentary consultation at 488-5555.