Physical therapy involves the use of therapeutic exercises and activities to rebuild muscle strength, coordination and help regain previous functional levels. Physical therapists are the specialists who develop individualized rehabilitation plans according to the type of cancer and the specific goals for a patient. Plans may include strength and balance training, ambulation and range of motion exercises.
Physical therapy is a valuable part of the care you receive at Rocky Mountain Oncology. It starts at diagnosis and continues through treatment and recovery.
Some people experience weakness and fatigue that affect their independence and quality of life as a result of cancer and cancer treatments. Others experience fluid retention and swelling, commonly in an arm or leg, called lymphedema. Our physical therapist will meet with you to understand your challenges and develop a plan to help strengthen your body and restore movement. Plans may include strength and balance training and range of motion exercise. Our goal is to help you get back to doing the things that you love to do.
GET BACK TO FEELING LIKE YOURSELF
- Improved quality of life
- Quicker recovery
- Lowered risk of being anxious or depressed
- Increased independence
- Better range of motion, flexibility and balance
- Improved self-esteem
Visit our front desk or patient navigator to make an appointment. Most insurance companies will pay for physical therapy. Contact our insurance specialist at 307-235-5433.