Physiotherapy for People with Cancer

Physiotherapy for Treatment of Cancer-Related Symptoms

The nearly 200,000 individuals in Canada who receive a diagnosis of cancer each year face a huge challenge in dealing with the physical and mental aspects of this illness.  Physiotherapists at The Health Network in London, Ontario are skilled in using multiple therapies to help patients with the discomfort associated with this disease and some of its methods of treatment.  This in turn helps cancer sufferers maintain a positive mental attitude.  Managing side effects that occur during cancer treatment can have an important impact on an individual’s quality of life, ability to resume favorite activities and even life span. 

Physiotherapy for Cancer at The Health Network

Physiotherapy programs for people with cancer typically include services to restore, maximize or maintain body function, strength, and movement.  After conducting a comprehensive examination, often in consultation with your medical doctor, our physiotherapists create a customized regimen of exercises and therapies. This may include physiotherapy, massage therapy and acupuncture. Research suggests that acupuncture is effective in helping reduce symptoms linked to the disease and prescribed treatments. 

Cancer Rehabilitation through Physiotherapy

At The Health Network, we can develop a rehabilitation program that includes manual physiotherapy exercise therapy to manage your cancer-related side-effects including

  • Decreased range of motion 
  • Fatigue 
  • Nerve disorders 
  • Pain 
  • Swelling 
  • Weakness 
  • Axillary Web Syndrome

Take a moment to contact us today to find out more about physiotherapy services offered by The Health Network in London, Ontario or to schedule a consultation.