Does your therapist know what to do with your cancer history?
Decreased heart function years after cancer treatment may not be an isolated problem. It may be related to your cancer history and treatment. The same is true with low back pain due to osteopenia or osteoporosis. These may be late-effect symptoms of your cancer treatments.
If referred to a Cancer Physical Therapist early on, these late-effect symptoms are often preventable. At Riverside Medical Center,we offer a Cancer Physical Therapy Survivorship Program. Our concern goes beyond preventing lymphedema or gaining function after mastectomy.We also work with you to prevent late-effect symptoms of cancer treatments, allowing you to enjoy a maximum quality of life.
From the moment of diagnosis, every patient will go through a series of events involving two or more of the following:
- Diagnosis/Diagnostic Procedures
Each event potentially poses concerns including, but not limited to: pain, swelling, loss of motion, and loss of function. All of these concerns can be adequately addressed if referred to Physical Therapy as soon as possible for a better quality of life.
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services
350 North Wall Street
Kankakee, IL 60901
P: (815) 935-7514
F: (815) 935-7069