Rehab is an integral part of recovery and Cancer rehabilitation is an unchartered territory in Singapore.
Individuals that receive cancer treatments typically experience extensive physical limitations during and after treatments. These limitations include and are not limited to cancer-related fatigue (CRF), pain, nerve damage, lymphedema, deconditioning etc. Rehabilitation of patients undergoing cancer treatment or have completed treatment or going for treatment soon is designed according to individual needs.
Lymphedema: Effective lymphedema management is accomplished through manual lymph drainage, range of motion exercises and compression bandaging. Compression garment prescription for long term care.
Cancer Related Fatigue: Individualized aerobic training, strength training and functional management training is known to reduce effects of cancer related fatigue both during and after medical cancer treatments.
Pain: There are many pain relief strategies that can reduce the intensity and frequency of pain after cancer treatment. Specifically, treatment strategies including soft tissue mobilization, therapeutic massage, modalities, Taping, therapeutic stretching and strengthening.
Peripheral neuropathy: Often times, cancer survivors experience peripheral neuropathy, which is abnormal nerve function that can be experienced as pain, numbness and tingling. Physical therapy can help to improve nerve function or compensate for nerve dysfunction.
Deconditioning: Rebuilding endurance for activities and cardiovascular function can be difficult during and after cancer treatment. We are skilled in education and monitoring cardiovascular endurance training.
Strength after Breast Cancer: is a program designed to teach breast cancer survivors that slowly progressive weightlifting. Effects:
- 50% reduced likelihood of lymphedema worsening
- 70% reduced likelihood of lymphedema onset among women with 5 or more nodes removed
- Improved strength and energy
- Improved body image
- Reduced body fat
Prevented declines in physical function that can occur after breast cancer