At Activecare Physical Therapy, we understand there are many different side effects one may experience as a result of radiation or chemotherapy treatment,and we have developed a uniquely well rounded approach to our cancer rehab to address all of these issues. Some common side effects may include but are not limited to:
Fatigue and muscle weakness
If you are experiencing any of the side effects above, consider our role in your cancer rehabilitation! Our skilled physical therapist will develop an individualized program to fit your functional needs.
Our therapists will work with you to develop a tailored strengthening program to regain your function and independence, so that you can return to all of the activities that you enjoy.
Lymphedema is often a result of lymph node biopsies. Our Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Julie, is an expert at treating this condition and providing patients with the tools, education, and support to manage their lymphedema at home with self-massage, compression garments, and other tools and resources.
Peripheral Neuropathy is a common side effect of chemotherapy. This painful and sometimes debilitating condition can be successfully treated using Anodyne Therapy, a patented light therapy proven to heal nerves. We are one of the only clinics in the area that offers this specialized treatment.
Scar tissue is a result of surgeries and can severely restrict range of motion, trap nerves, and cause pain. We have pursued specialized training in a variety of soft tissue techniques that can help resolve scar tissue and reduce or eliminate the problems caused by it.