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Physical Therapy can Help Battle Cancer Related Fatigue

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Should you Consider a Physical Therapy Cancer Fatigue Program?

Cancer treatments are rigorous and can take a toll on the body. If you are feeling tired all the time you’re not alone. The number one complaint of cancer patients, affecting 78% to 96% of those undergoing treatment, is cancer related fatigue(CRF). The goal in Physical Therapy is to help you become as independent as possible. Anyone who experiences signs and symptoms of pain or loss of function would benefit from an individualized physical therapy program.

Physical therapy can help you recover from:

  • Chronic pain
  • Leg pain
  • Shortness of breath after light activity
  • Difficulty walking short distance
  • Difficulty performing daily tasks
  • Extreme weariness and tiredness
  • Difficulty paying attention or concentrating

What to Expect from A Physical Therapy Cancer Fatigue Program

Licensed Physical Therapists provide specialized therapeutic services that address the needs of CRF patients. Therapy sessions last approximately thirty minutes to one hour, depending on the patient’s tolerance. The average number of visits per week is 2-3. The physical therapy program is concurrent with cancer therapy and may last throughout the entire treatment phase. Most programs require a thorough physical therapy evaluation and a team approach with your physician is maintained.

Consider it a stepping stone approach towards your recovery.

  • Address pain—which in turn can alleviate fatigue
  • Use non-drug based treatments such as physical modalities:
    – Soft tissue & joint mobilization
    – TENS
    – Heat/Cold
  • Coach patient on how to exercise
  • Alleviate musculoskeletal dysfunction
  • Improve posture
  • Combat effects of bed rest
  • Help to maintain muscle strength and flexibility, and restore muscle balance
  • Help to decrease depression by increasing endorphins
  • Improve balance
  • Improve endurance
  • Core body strengthening

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The Motivation Behind a Cancer Recovery Program

From a physical therapy perspective, one of the main reasons for helping cancer patients comes from seeing individuals for pain problems who were S/P cancer and chemo/radiation. When asked about their the post-treatment care, they said that either; there was none provided, or that they got a few sessions with a lymphedema nurse. Their fatigue and pain symptoms were not addressed.

In looking at what was offered in the community (with the exception of lymphedema nurses) there appeared to be no one addressing the cancer patients—once medical treatment had been completed.

Previous advice for cancer patients was often to get more rest and avoid activities that are physically challenging. Recent studies have shown that exercise was found to be effective in preventing or reducing CRF. No adverse effects of exercising have been reported. Identified as “remarkably underutilized”, exercise is one of the few interventions suggested to diminish CRF and other psychosocial symptoms. If you are struggling to regain your strength and endurance talk to your physical therapist and see if they offer a cancer-related fatigue program that can help you get back to doing the things you enjoy.

Information Provided by PTandMe Physical Therapy Partner, Advance Rehabilitation. Advance Rehabilitation has locations throughout GA and Northern FL. More information about Advance Rehabilitation can be found on their website at www.advancerehab.com.

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June 2016 Events

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Check out our Physical Therapy Monthly Events Calendar!  Focusing on events from PTandMe.com participating physical and occupational therapy clinics. Read more to find out what’s happening in your community in June 2016!

CALIFORNIA PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS

ANAHEIM, CA
DATE: June 21st-23rd, 2016
CMSA’S 26th Annual Conference and Expo
CLINIC: FIT2WRK – Booth 312
Fit2wrk will be in attendance at the 2016 CMSA Conference in Anaheim, CA. Fit2wrk provides an integrated approach to ensuring overall client satisfaction. Our industrial specialists can review your own needs and co-develop programs designed to expedite return to work as well as positively impact future injury costs. For more info on Fit2wrk go to www.fit2wrk.com.

 

GEORGIA PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS

ATLANTA, GA
DATE: June 12th, 2016
Hotlanta Half Marathon
CLINIC: Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Centers – Atlanta
Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Centers is a proud sponsor of the Hotlanta Half Marathon for 2016. They look forward to seeing you there. To register for the run go to www.hotlantahalf.com. More information about Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Centers can be found at www.atlantafalconsptc.com.

GREENSBORO, GA
DATE: June 13th, 2016 6:00PM
Introduction to Essential Oils (FREE)
CLINIC: Advance Rehabilitation Physical Therapy – Greensboro
Hosted by Advance Rehabilitation at Cowles Clinic to provide an educational seminar regarding alternative medicine using DoTerra Essential Oils. They will cover the basics of essentials oils, including how to choose a quality oil, how to use them safely, and which essential oils can be part of your daily routine. To register for this class call (706) 454-1394 or email: ajackson@advancerehab.com. For more information about Advance Physical Therapy in Greensboro click here.

 

MICHIGAN PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS

BYRON CENTER, MI
DATE: June 10th, 2016
Byron Center Athletic Boosters Alumni Golf Outing 1:00PM
CLINIC: The Center for Physical Rehabilitation
The Center for Physical Rehabilitation is a sponsor and is participating in the Golf Outing for Byron Center Athletic Boosters. The event is being held at Maple Hill Golf Course. To register to play go to http://byroncentersports.com/2016/02/01/2016-boosters-alumni-golf-outing-info/. For more info about The Center for Physical Rehabilitation go to www.pt-cpr.com.

COMSTOCK PARK, MI
DATE: June 25th, 2016 8:00AM
Football Golf Outing for Comstock Park Athletics
CLINIC: The Center for Physical Rehabilitation
The Center for Physical Rehabilitation is a sponsor and is participating in the Comstock Park Football Team’s annual Golf Outing. The event is being held at Scott Lake Country Club. For more information on the event go to http://comstockparkathletics.com/2016/04/12/cp-football-golf-outing/. For more info about The Center for Physical Rehabilitation go to www.pt-cpr.com.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI
DATE: June 2016
Clinic Opening – Downtown Grand Rapids
CLINIC: The Center for Physical Rehabilitation – Grand Rapids
The Center for Physical Rehabilitation has been providing all-inclusive physical therapy services, since 1994, at four convenient locations: Belmont, Byron Center, Cascade, Walker, and now at a fifth location in downtown Grand Rapids. For more information about The Center for Physical Rehabilitation go to www.pt-cpr.com.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI
DATE: June 13th-July 28th, 2016
Strength and Conditioning Program for Ages 11-14
CLINIC: The Center for Physical Rehabilitation – Grand Rapids
The Academy for Sports and Wellness is offering a Strength and Conditioning program to enhance Long term athletic development for athletes ages 11 to 14. This 6 week, program will help athletes build confidence as they learn the principals to proper weight lifting and the importance of strength training, in conjunction with overall fitness conditioning. For more information about The Center for Physical Rehabilitation go to www.pt-cpr.com.

SOUTHGATE, MI
DATE: June 20th, 2016 7:30PM
Building Better Runners Series (FREE)
CLINIC: Advanced Physical Therapy – Southgate
Advanced Physical Therapy is starting their Building Better Runner Series for 2016. Their first topic of discussion is Glute Activation for Runners presented June 20th in the clinic Southgate Clinic. Seating is limited, so call 734-284-6582 to reserve your spot. For more information about Advanced Physical Therapy you can find them online at www.advphysicaltherapy.com.

ST. CLAIR SHORES, MI
DATE: All Wednesdays in June – 6:30PM-7:00PM
Nautical Rides in St. Clair Shores
CLINIC: Advanced Physical Therapy – Greater Detroit
Advanced Physical Therapy is a sponsor for the 2016 Nautical Bike Rides that take place every Wednesday night in June. Advanced will be providing biking tips and other information for riders throughout the month. Join Advanced Physical Therapy on your bike as they ride through St. Clair Shores and have a great time! For more information about Advanced Physical Therapy go to www.advphysicaltherapy.com.

 

MISSOURI PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS

KANSAS CITY, MO
DATE: June 30th, 2016 3:00PM
Work Comp Panel Discussion
CLINIC: ARC Physical Therapy – Kansas City
ARC Physical Therapy+ is hosing a Work Comp Panel Discussion examine recent or anticipated changes in workers’ compensation. This discussion will take place at the Boulevard Brewery and will be an open forum for questions from attendees. For more info about ARC Physical Therapy+ visit them online at www.arcpt.com.

 

NEVADA PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS

SPARKS, NV
DATE: June 4th, 2016 10:00AM-2:00PM
UPS Health Fair
CLINIC: Custom Physical Therapy – Sparks
Custom Physical Therapy in Sparks, NV will be attending the UPS Health Fair on Saturday June 4th at 301 Vista Blvd. If you are attending stop by the Custom Physical Therapy table, meet the staff, and get lots of great information! For more information about Custom Physical Therapy visit them online at www.custom-pt.com.

 

NEW JERSEY PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
DATE: June 22nd-24th, 2016 10:00AM-2:00PM
17th Annual PA/NJ IARP Conference
CLINIC: Hamilton Physical Therapy – Hamilton
Hamilton Physical Therapy will be attending the 17th Annual PA/ NJ IARP Conference from June 22nd – 24th at the Tropicana Casino & Hotel in Atlantic City NJ. Geared towards Work Comp and Case Managers. Stop by the Hamilton Physical Therapy display, meet the staff, and get lots of great information! For more information about Hamilton Physical Therapy visit them at www.hamiltonphysicaltherapy.org.

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ
DATE: June 5th, 2016 10:00AM-2:00PM
5K Walk/Run for the Thomas R. Kitchen Memorial Fund
CLINIC: Physical Therapy Plus – Hackettstown
Join Physical Therapy Plus, a sponsor in this year’s annual 5K Walk/Run for the Thomas R. Kitchen Memorial Fund – a fund raiser for scholarships for Hackettstown High School seniors and to raise awareness for Cholangiocarcinoma! The event is at Field of Dreams in Independence, NJ. For more info about Physical Therapy Plus visit them at www.ptplusnj.com.

 

OREGON PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS

ALOHA, OR
DATE: June 20th, 2016 10:30AM-6:00PM
Lewis & Clark PAC Golf Classic
CLINIC: North Lake Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
North Lake Physical Therapy is Sponsoring the 24th Annual Lewis & Clark PAC Golf Classic at the The Reserve Vineyard & Golf Club in Aloha, OR. They can’t wait to see you on the links! To register for the tournament go to http://lcpioneers.com/information/PAC-HOF/2016golfclassic.pdf. For information about North Lake Physical Therapy visit them at: www.northlakept.com.

CLACKAMAS, OR
DATE: June 5th, 2016
My Best Day 5K
CLINIC: North Lake Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation – Clackamas
North Lake Physical Therapy is Sponsoring the My Best Day 5K supporting the Jake Arntson Memorial Fund in Clackamas, OR. Celebrating the memory of a boy that was a light to not only his family, but everyone that knew him. To register for the 5k go to https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/112880. For information about North Lake Physical Therapy visit them at: www.northlakept.com.

LAKE OSWEGO, OR
DATE: June 2016
Fleet Feet Couch to 5K and 10K training programs
CLINIC: North Lake Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation – Lake Oswego
North Lake Physical Therapy is helping runners in the Fleet Feet Couch to 5K and 10K programs reach their goals. This 12 week program is a great way to pursue your walking and running goals. For more information on the Fleet Feet programs offered in Lake Oswego go to www.fleetfeetpdx.com/training. For information about North Lake Physical Therapy visit them at: www.northlakept.com.

TIGARD, OR
DATE: June 25th, 2016 6:30PM
Twilight Run
CLINIC: North Lake Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation – Tigard
North Lake Physical Therapy in Tigard is Tigard is sponsoring the Twilight Run supporting the Tigard-Tualatin Schools Foundation. he Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools is a non-profit organization that: Advocates for, and raises awareness about, the importance of strong schools in our community. To register for the twilight run go to http://twilightrun.the-ftts.org. For information about North Lake Physical Therapy visit them at: www.northlakept.com.

 

TENNESSEE PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS

LAWERENCEBERG, TN
DATE: June 16th, 2016, 12:00PM-1:30PM
Employer Outreach Luncheon
CLINIC: STAR Physical Therapy
The WEOC is an ongoing effort by the TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development to reach out to TN employers and provide valuable information to foster economic development and to promote our services. Topic for June: Sudden Violence-Surviving an Active Shooter. Please register online and confirm your attendance by Friday, June 24th by clicking on the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/TTD2EM1K3K.

LEXINGTON, TN
DATE: June 28th, 2016, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Pie Toss for American Heart Association
CLINIC: STAR Physical Therapy – Lexington
Hit Keith with a pie for a great cause! Each pie is $5 or you can get 5 pies for $20. All donations benefit the American Heart Association. For more information call 731.967.3788 or visit STAR Physical Therapy online at www.STARpt.com.

MT. PLEASANT, TN
DATE: June 2016, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Clinic Re-Opening after Fire
CLINIC: STAR Physical Therapy – Mt. Pleasant
The STAR Physical Therapy Clinic in Mt. Pleasant is returning home after their office building was damaged by a fire. The clinic has been completely restored and the therapists are super excited to get back to their home space. For more information about STAR Physical Therapy go to www.STARpt.com.

ALL STAR PHYSICAL THERAPY IN TN
DATE: June 1st-July 1st, 2016
Hoop it up for the Heart (Hula Hoop) Challenge!
CLINIC: STAR Physical Therapy
STAR Physical Therapy is excited to partner with the American Heart Association (AHA). Their mission is “To build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke”. The goal this year will be somewhat like years past but with a twist. Be on the lookout for the Hoop it up for the Heart (Hula Hoop) Challenge! They are putting an emphasis on employee wellness, along with a charitable fundraiser and community involvement. For more information visit STAR Physical Therapy at www.STARpt.com.

 

VIRGINIA PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS

BRAMBLETON, VA
DATE: June 21st, 2016
Clinic Opening – Brambleton, VA
CLINIC: The Jackson Clinics – Brambleton
The Jackson Clinics is happy the announce the opening of it’s newest location in Brambleton, VA – located at 42365 Soave Dr. Bramleton, VA 20148. For more information about The Jackson Clinics visit them online at www.thejacksonclinics.com.

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA
DATE: June 2nd – 20th, 2016
High School Physicals in Fairfax County
2ND Fairfax High School Physicals
7TH Langley High School Physicals
13TH Robison High School Physicals
14TH Woodson High School Physicals
15TH Falls Church High School Physicals/Westfield High School Physicals
20TH Centreville High School Physicals/Marshall High School Physicals
CLINIC: The Jackson Clinics
The Jackson Clinics will be helping local students complete their physicals. For information on times please contact your school’s athletic dept. For more info about The Jackson Clinics visit them at www.thejacksonclinics.com.

LEESBURG, VA
DATE: June 1st-July 1st, 2016
Hoop it up for the Heart (Hula Hoop) Challenge!
CLINIC: The Jackson Clinics – Skyline
The Jackson Clinics will be participating in the Smashing Walnuts Walk and Fitness Challenge to Crack the Cure for Childhood Brain Cancer. The walk will be held at Heritage High School in Leesburg, VA. To register for the Smashing Walnuts go to www.smashingwalnuts.org. For more information about The Jackson Clinics visit them online at www.thejacksonclinics.com.

RESTON, VA
DATE: June 4th & 5th 2016
Reston Sprint Triathlon
CLINIC: The Jackson Clinics
The Jackson Clinics will be available to help Reston Sprint Triathlon runners with pre stretching and mobility during packet pick up. The following morning, The Jackson Clinics team will be present to assist athletes with post race stretching. To register for the Reston Tri go to www.restonsprinttri.org. For more information about The Jackson Clinics visit them online at www.thejacksonclinics.com.

WILLIAMSBURG, VA
DATE: June 15th & 16th 2016
Virginia Self-Insurers Association 2016 General Meeting
CLINIC: The Jackson Clinics
The Jackson Clinics will be attending the Virginia Self-Insurers Association 2016 General Meeting on June 15th & 16th. The event will be held at Kingsmill Resort at 1010 Kingsmill Road. If you are attending stop by The Jackson Clinic’s display, meet the staff, and get lots of great information! For more information about The Jackson Clinics visit them online at www.thejacksonclinics.com.

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