Tag Archives: Cancer rehabilitation

An Inside Look at Home Health Care & Physical Therapy

The current healthcare climate has created an uncertainty for many physical therapists and other health care professionals.  Dr. Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, MA, GCS, CEEAA  recently shared his thoughts on physical therapy, home health care and potential impact of proposed legislation on your clinic. Dr. Miller is a physical therapist and educator with more [...]

Bridging the Gap for Cancer Patients

The side effects from cancer treatment can be debilitating. NPR recently featured Dr. Julie Silver and her own personal experience with the extreme fatigue, weakness and pain she experienced after cancer treatment.  Not satisfied with the options available to her, she started the STAR program – a program designed to provide cancer survivors with rehabilitation [...]

Will Oncology Rehabilitation Become the Standard of Care for Cancer Survivors?

  Physical therapy is the standard of care for individuals recovering from a stroke, knee surgery or hip replacement. Yet, individuals who undergo rigorous cancer treatment are often released from care without a rehabilitation plan in place. To help address this void, the American College of Surgeons has added rehabilitation as a survivorship requirement for [...]

Physical Therapists Serve as a Vital Link in Cancer Rehabilitation

In the second of a two-part podcast, Kathryn H. Schmitz PhD, MPH, FACSM of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine shares the discoveries made during a recent PAL (Physical Activity and Lymphedema) trial. The original purpose of the trial was to determine if weight training was safe for breast cancer survivors who have or [...]