How can physical therapy help someone with cancer?

Physical therapy is a non-drug treatment that maximizes a patient's physical abilities and comfort levels. This can result in the most effective and quickest recovery path from cancer. There are many types of programs with varying degrees of activity level. These programs attempt to help you:
  • Return to your normal activities
  • Learn energy conservation techniques
  • Balance physical activity and rest time
  • Eliminate discomfort
  • Build strength
  • Reduce stress levels
  • Manage fatigue

How it's used: Programs can be taught and followed at cancer treatment centers or by watching videos and reading pamphlets. Programs can be customized to meet your personal needs and requirements.

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