Cancer patients who do rehabilitation before they begin treatment may recover more quickly from surgery, chemotherapy or radiation. Prehabilitation is commonly associated with orthopedic operations such as knee and hip replacements or cardiac procedures. Now there's a growing interest in using prehab in cancer care as well to prepare for treatment and minimize some of the long-term physical impairments that often result from treatment.
It seems intuitive that people's health during and after invasive surgery or a toxic course of chemotherapy or radiation can be improved by being as physically and psychologically fit as possible going into it. But research to examine the effect of prehab is in the beginning stages.
Physical Therapy practice is not limited to treating just sports injuries. Our Physical Therapists have experience treating patients of all ages and from all walks of life. Our therapists are skilled at treating a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries including (this list is not complete); pediatric, youth, collegiate sports injuries, sprains and strains, gait anomalies (youth, age-related and post CVA), motor vehicle accident injuries, vertigo, repetitive stress injuries, bursitis, tendinitis, sciatica, SI pain, osteoarthritis, degenerative disk disease, shoulder pain, knee pain, elbow pain, post fracture recovery as well as post surgical rehabilitation following arthroscopic procedures as well as full joint replacement surgeries. Our therapists are also actively involved in sports (with experience both coaching and participating) and have the first hand knowledge to assist in prehabilitation (injury prevention) needs. Whether amateur or professional we can devise a customised plan to help help you stay in the game! Please feel free to call us with any questions you may have!