The Benefits of Physical Therapy for Breast Cancer Survivors

Are you a breast cancer survivor? Do you know a breast cancer survivor looking for ways to improve physical functionality? Physical Therapy can offer many health benefits to breast cancer survivors. After having treatments for breast cancer one of the hardest decisions breast cancer patients can make is deciding how to get back to their normal work routines and lives. It’s normal for cancer survivors to change their outlooks on life and modify their priorities. But the ultimate goal of patients that have survived cancer is to return to good health and full function.

Radiation treatments, chemotherapy and surgery all take toil on cancer survivors. Here are some common side effects of cancer treatments:

  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Higher risk for Osteoporosis
  • Higher risk for Lymphedema
  • Weakened Shoulder Strength
  • Reduce range of motion for shoulders as well as legs

Physical Therapy can help breast cancer survivors recover by keeping them regularly active in physical activities that help them regain function while relieving pain.

Life Fitness Physical Therapy will assist cancer survivors in recovery by providing manual therapy that’s design to heal scar tissue and increase range of motion. We teach patients workouts that reduce fatigue while restoring overall physical strength. For example, regular physical therapy exercises can provide effective lymphedema prevention. To put it simple, you do not have to live a life of physical pain and fatigue.

Physical Therapy is effective for pain management. Life Fitness Physical Therapy is here to treat and heal all types of patients. We are here to also prevent injuries and future disabilities. Chronic pain and fatigue are not things you have to put up with in life. Our Life Fitness Physical Therapy exercises of stretching, strengthening, aerobic conditioning and pain relief will prepare you for better living after surviving cancer.

All our physical therapy services can be personalized to identify the source of chronic pains and provide pain relief solutions. You can find the perfect physical therapy center for you by enrolling in a physical therapy program designed for cancer survivors. Come pay us a visit to learn all about the benefits of our comprehensive physical therapy. Let us help you reap the benefits of healthier physical functions, better flexibility, and balance today.

Take a look at our Physical Therapy Services to see how we can assist you.

We have Life Fitness Physical Therapy centers in the following areas:

Catonsville – Columbia – Dundalk – Ellicott City – Glen Burnie – Lutherville – Owings Mills – Parkville – Rosedale – Towson – Westminster – White Marsh