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Who are rehabilitation specialists?
康复 specialists include physical therapy, 职业治疗, 语言治疗, 淋巴水肿的专家, 盆腔健康治疗师, and lymphedema therapists.

When do rehabilitation specialists help people with cancer?

  • When you have been diagnosed with cancer
  • While you are in treatment
  • Once you have completed treatment for cancer

How Do Therapists Help Cancer Survivors?
Common ways rehabilitation therapists help those experiencing cancer include:

  • Pre-treatment assessment and teaching
  • Post-treatment assessment and teaching
  • Alleviating fatigue and deconditioning
  • Maintaining and improving range of motion
  • Challenges performing activities of daily living and or pre-treatment activities
  • Musculoskeletal or neuropathic pain
  • Swallowing / speech problems
  • Balance, gait, posture problems and fall prevention
  • Lymphedema (swelling of a limb due to impaired lymph system)
  • 绷带和疤痕组织
  • Bowel and bladder function
  • Sexual health function and comfort
  • When and how to use adaptive equipment
  • Weight bearing activities

How Do Therapists Help Urologic/Gynecologic Cancer Survivors?
A therapist’s role in GU and GYN cancer care is to help patients manage the changes that occur due to surgery, 化疗, radiotherapy and their side effects. 膀胱之后, bowel or pelvic surgery or radiation there can be changes to the lymph network and circulatory system. Muscles atrophy or “shrink” within 3-5 days of non-use, and often are affected during 化疗 and radiotherapy. These changes can be decreased with PT intervention strategies to insure excellent healing potential and the best functional outcomes possible.

  • Alleviating fatigue and deconditioning
  • Any complaints of pain, acute or chronic
  • Improve any bowel or bladder concerns
  • 促进肌肉活动
  • Maintain and or restore bowel, bladder, and rectal function to prevent disability
  • Maintain and or restore sexual functioning and prevent discomfort
  • Signs of lower extremity swelling or scar tissue tightness

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CalvertHealth Outpatient 康复 has three locations: Dunkirk, 弗雷德里克王子 and 所罗门.

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