If you or a loved one is struggling with the physical, mental or emotional effects of cancer treatment, Grand View’s specially-trained therapists from the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department are here to serve you.
Our team helps cancer patients regain strength, physical function and independence that they may have lost due to cancer or its treatment. We provide care and support for the following:
Cancer treatments may leave you feeling tired. Exercise is recommended for cancer-related fatigue. Through our cancer rehabilitation program, you will receive a custom fitness plan which we will design and monitor as you strive to feel more energized.
Two common side effects of cancer treatment can cause you to feel off balance, such as weight loss and abnormal sensations in your legs. Our therapists will work with you to improve overall balance and prevent falls and injuries.
After surgery or radiation therapy, we will help you improve posture, increase range of motion, decrease pain and reduce your risk for long-term musculoskeletal problems.
Lymphedema is an over-accumulation of protein-rich fluid that causes abnormal swelling in one or more areas of the body. Radiation therapy, lymph node removal or surgery can affect your lymphatic system. Our certified therapists trained in Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) help to reduce swelling, describe potential complications and teach self-management techniques. Treatment is most effective when started early.