Physical Therapy for Cancer Related Fatigue
Cancer Related Fatigue (CRF) is the most common complaint of patients battling with cancer with 80 to 90 percent of those with cancer reporting difficulty with excessive or extraordinary fatigue. Anyone who experiences fatigue, weakness, instability, loss of function and pain would benefit from an individualized physical therapy program. At LifeStrides Physical Therapy our licensed Physical Therapists develop individualized programs to address the needs of patients with CRF. With a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Physical Therapy and previous work in Cardiac Rehabilitation, LifeStrides’ Director has used that experience and knowledge base to develop a gradual progressive, monitored program that can be tailored to the individual needs and capabilities of each patient.
Sessions typically last from 30-60 minutes depending on patient tolerance with periodic rest breaks as needed early in the program. Physical Therapy can be performed concurrent with cancer treatment and may last throughout the entire treatment phase and until functional capabilities are regained. The typical program involves 2-3 visits per week to gain a positive training effect. Our program begins with a thorough physical therapy evaluation and communication with your physician regarding your initial status and continues with regular assessments of progress provided to your physician as well.
All of us have had personal or family experience with cancer, so we are motivated to help those in a current struggle with cancer and its related pain and fatigue/weakness/instability issues. We are committed to help those struggling to regain their functional mobility, independence, and joy in taking positive “Strides” in life.
Moving forward, moving better with LifeStrides.