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Physiotherapy is generally not the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of undergoing cancer treatment, instead surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and immunotherapy are the more common thoughts. And rightly so as these treatments are focused around the management and hopeful elimination of the cancer. However, undergoing cancer treatment is gruelling and debilitating for the body. An otherwise simple task such as getting out of bed in the morning can be a huge struggle for someone undergoing treatment, never mind doing a normal days exercise. In addition, pain management, nerve damage, lymphedema, deconditioning and incontinence are some of the health issues that accompany the diagnosis. And this is why physiotherapy is important for recovering patents. Getting the body back to functioning at the prior level of independence is the goal and physio will help patients achieve that.
There are a number of various physiotherapy treatments available to patients, depending on the type of challenges and side effects they may be facing post treatment:
Naturally as each individual’s treatment course varies, so to will their road to recovery and hence why it is important to have an individualised rehabilitation plan. Here at Ballsbridge Physiotherapy Clinic, we have a team of chartered physiotherapists who are dedicated to helping patients in their cancer recovery. If you, or anyone you know are struggling to function at the level you were prior to treatment, do not hesitate to get in touch with us on 01-6606582, or alternatively you can book a consultation with us online here.