Breast Cancer

Exercise essential during, after cancer treatment

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Breast Cancer, Exercise, Prehabilitation | 0 comments

Exercise essential during, after cancer treatment

As National Cancer Survivors Day is held in June, Madras physical therapist Brock Monger finds this annual celebration of life as the ideal opportunity to point out the ways research has shown that movement and exercise can improve the health and quality of life of those who suffer from and have survived cancer. According to American Cancer Society, multiple studies have shown that regular physical therapy and exercise can have profound effects on those battling cancer, both physically and mentally – even to the extent of improving survival rates and lowering the risk of cancer recurrence....

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Physical Therapy Critical in Breast Cancer Treatment, Rehab

Posted by on Sep 2, 2015 in Breast Cancer, Exercise, Physical Therapy | 0 comments

Physical Therapy Critical in Breast Cancer Treatment, Rehab

Researchers from the Netherlands recently found that a combination of supervised strength and aerobic training during the early stages of breast cancer treatment reduces fatigue while helping patients increase muscle fitness. As Breast Cancer Awareness Month approaches next month, this study is the latest in a line of research that touts the important role physical therapists can play in breast cancer treatment, general rehabilitation and the early diagnosis of potential complications following treatment. “Through hands-on interventions and therapeutic exercise prescription, therapists help...

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