Physiotherapy can provide a wide arsenal of techniques and approaches to the management of pain in cancer patients, such as; TENS, Massage, Trigger point therapy etc.
Physiotherapy plays a key role in helping patients who suffer from cancer that affects their nervous system, such as brain or spinal cancers.
Certain cancers can cause Lymphoedema that is the swelling of the arms or legs (or other areas). Physiotherapy can help effectively minimise the impact of lymphoedema through specialized massage, exercises, application of compressive materials or garments etc.
Pre and Post Operative Rehabilitation
Physiotherapy can help patients recover their range of motion and flexibility after surgery. Surgical rehabilitation is critical for cancer patients and helps them avoid falling into an inactive or vegetative state.
Physical therapy helps patients recover their quality of life by improving their functional mobility so that they can undertake their daily routine independently. The focus is on restoring function to joints and muscles and regaining lost muscle mass and bone density. Physical therapy also helps prevent fatigue and provide a degree of safety by preventing falls and other injuries.