Cancer Rehab Therapies
Therapies we offer for Cancer related issues:
We have had tremendous success in helping cancer survivors regain their
Physical Therapy trigger point release directly to the pelvic floor muscles can increase
blood flow and, therefore, help improve tissue quality, normalize
bladder function, decrease muscle tension, and improve
sexual function. In addition to internal trigger point release of the pelvic muscles (offered
to both females and males) we can use several modalities to decrease pain
and nerve sensitivity such as Electrical Stimulation and Biofeedback.
Lymph Drainage Massage Therapy and Lymphedema Management
Unfortunately, removal of cancerous cells/ tissue may involve removal or
damage to lymph nodes. As the lymphatic system is the body's way of
ridding of waste and toxins, damage or removal of these vessels or nodes
can cause significant swelling known as "lymphedema". We offer
highly specialized manual lymph drainage techniques through bandaging,
exercises, compression garments and massage to decrease or prevent this swelling.
Lymph build-up in the body can significantly contribute to pain all over
the body as painful tissues need to circulate out the toxins / inflammatory
chemicals that they produce. Lymphedema can also become a very uncomfortable
and disfiguring condition. Please call our office at 949-752-2227 to find out more.
Recent studies indicate a link between moderate physical exercise and improved
quality of life for breast cancer survivors. Our highly educated pilates
+ physical therapy team have designed a safe cancer patient/ survivor
rehab program. Regaining shoulder motion after breast cancer, working
through abdominal scars after uterine, cervical, or colon surgeries, or
gaining pelvic muscle strength after prostate cancer, our program is suitable
whether your you are currently undergoing treatment or you are a long
Finally, Acupuncture has amazing abilities to decrease pain and improve
circulation. Acupuncture also helps in re-balancing and restoring the
body's natural functions. Many studies including those reported by
The National Cancer Institute and World Health Organization have shown
significant benefits of the treatment of Acupuncture during and after
Some of the main benefits can include:
- Reduced vomiting and nausea caused by Chemotherapy
- Improved Immune Function
- Decreased Pain
Oncology Massage is the modification of existing massage therapy techniques
for safe and gentle massage during and after cancer treatment. Modifications
are made for low blood cell or platelet counts, removal of lymph nodes,
blood clots, radiation or surgery, chemotherapy, neuropathy, and medical
devices. Benefits of oncology massage include: reduced pain and fatigue,
reduced stress and anxiety, improved sleep, reduced nausea, improved mobility
and appearance of surgical scars, and improved range of motion.
Guided Imagery can be extremely helpful during and after cancer treatments.
It can be useful with surgery preparation, chemotherapy or radiation support,
fatigue, insomnia, stress and depression, or turning fear into courage.
Guided imagery can provide meditative tools to feel in control and focused
on your body's extraordinary ability to maintain blood pressure and
other vital signs as well as reconnecting to every aspect of your biological
cells intelligence for healing and stimulating the immune system.