Oncology Rehabilitation

At North Carolina Physical Therapy, we understand the unique challenges that come with cancer diagnosis and treatment. Our specialized oncology rehabilitation program is designed to support individuals at every stage of their cancer journey, from diagnosis through survivorship. Explore how our comprehensive approach to Oncology Physical Therapy can help you regain strength, manage symptoms, and improve your quality of life.

Understanding Cancer Diagnoses and Stages

Our team of experienced oncology physical therapists is trained to work with patients diagnosed with various types of cancer, including but not limited to:

  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Uterine cancer
  • Head & Neck cancers
  • Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Brain tumors
  • And more…

We provide personalized care tailored to the specific needs of each patient, taking into account their cancer type, stage, and treatment plan.

Comprehensive Treatment Interventions

We offer a wide range of evidence-based treatment interventions to address the physical and functional impairments commonly associated with cancer and its treatments. Our interventions may include:

  • Manual therapy techniques to address pain, stiffness, and muscle tension
  • Therapeutic exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and endurance
  • Lymphedema management for swelling and fluid retention
  • Balance and coordination training to reduce fall risk
  • Cardiovascular conditioning to enhance endurance and stamina
  • Pain management strategies to alleviate discomfort
  • Neuromuscular re-education to restore movement patterns
  • Pelvic Floor therapy for address bladder, bowel, and sexual dysfunction
  • Education and support for self-management techniques
  • And more…

PT Treatment Plans and Recovery Options

Our Oncology Physical Therapists work closely with each patient to develop individualized treatment plans based on their unique needs and goals. Treatment plans may vary depending on factors such as cancer type, stage, treatment modalities, and overall health status. Our goal is to optimize function, promote independence, and enhance quality of life throughout the cancer journey.

Recovery options may include:

  • Prehabilitation to prepare for surgery or other cancer treatments
  • Rehabilitation to address impairments and limitations during active treatment
  • Survivorship care to support individuals after completing cancer treatment
  • Palliative care to improve comfort and quality of life for individuals with advanced cancer
  • Integrative therapies such as yoga, dry needling, personal training or massage therapy to complement traditional physical therapy interventions
  • Referrals to other healthcare providers or community resources as needed for comprehensive care