Prehabilitation

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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Prehabilitation: ‘Get vertical sooner and recover faster.’

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Physical Therapy, Prehabilitation | 0 comments

Prehabilitation: ‘Get vertical sooner and recover faster.’

The stronger you are before surgery, the stronger you’ll be after. That’s the philosophy behind prehabilitation (or “prehab”), the process of improving strength and functional capacity before surgery through a comprehensive and targeted exercise program – a process typically overseen by a physical therapist. “Prehab makes a huge difference in patients’ outcomes,” said Hal Crane, M.D., orthopedic surgeon and founding medical director of the Rose Institute for Joint Replacement in Denver, CO. “They get vertical sooner and recover faster.” Such is the goal of a prehabilitation program – to...

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