Cancer survivorship is something to celebrate. For many of our urologic cancer patients, the delivery of Chesapeake Urology's signature health care doesn't end after recovery from urologic cancer. As part of our comprehensive care program, Chesapeake Urology partners with In Balance Physical Therapy to provide the HOPE Survivorship Program - a comprehensive cancer rehabilitation program that provides physical therapy and overall reconditioning services to patients who may experience after effects of cancer treatment.
Our goal is to restore quality of life and overall well-being of cancer survivors.
ABOUT THE CANCER REHABILITATION PROGRAM
Cancer rehabilitation is a comprehensive approach for patients undergoing therapy, in remission and in recovery. In Balance's programs provide physical therapy and overall reconditioning for many of the effects of cancer treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and other therapies. For Chesapeake Urology patients being treated for (or who have completed treatment for) urologic cancers including kidney, bladder and prostate cancers, rehabilitation therapy can alleviate impairments such as:
- Muscle wasting
- Impaired mobility
- Post-surgery rehab
- Decreased balance/coordination
- Postural changes
- Joint stiffness/numbness
- Scar tissue restrictions
...and more. This comprehensive approach contributes to improving function, reducing pain and improving overall well-being for cancer survivors.
Every patient receives a personalized treatment plan designed to meet his or her individual needs and concerns. Physical therapists are specially trained to work with cancer patients and survivors with a focus on restoring functional independence and quality of life. Services include:
- Pain management
- Scar tissue management
- Maximizing physical conditioning, endurance and exercise performance
- Enhancing social, cognitive, emotional and vocational status
- Decreasing nausea and fatigue
- Assistance with activities of daily living
- Family education
Other Cancer-Related Physical Therapy Programs include:
Pre/Post Prostatectomy Physical Therapy for Prostate Cancer Patients
Physical Therapy for Cancer Related Fatigue
To learn more about our physical therapy services ask your urologist or call 443-948-6609.