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Building Confidence And Strength During Oncology Treatment

Throughout your cancer recovery treatment, it’s important to build strength and independence. Physical therapy can reduce pain, improve mobility and restore physical function, while occupational therapy can help you learn to perform everyday activities. We will work to restore your optimum level of physical health while maximizing your everyday enjoyment of life.

ADL Kitchen

ADL Kitchen

The Activities of Daily Living (ADL) kitchen area allows patients to practice instrumental tasks related to meal preparation and cooking.

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ADL Laundry

ADL Laundry

The simulated laundry area allows patients to practice the tasks associated with laundry to enhance independence when at home.

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Diathermy

Diathermy

Shortwave Diathermy uses electromagnetic waves to increase circulation in the body's tissues. Diathermy is generally used for larger treatment areas such as knees, hips and back. It helps with soft tissue injuries, slow healing wounds, arthritis, scar tissue and contractures.

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E Stim

Electrical Stimulation (E Stim)

E-Stim provides gentle electrical stimulation through electrode pads placed at or near the treatment site, which helps with neuromuscular re-education, pain and strengthening. E-Stim also assists with pain management, wounds, weakness, fall prevention, and joint and orthopedic procedures.

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Lifefitness

Lifefitness

The Lifefitness system uses an advanced pulley system to isolate muscle groups for strengthening the upper body and range of motion. The machine can accommodate patients of all sizes and abilities.

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Mat Exercise

Mat Exercise / Transfers

The mat surface is used to practice safe transfers, functional bed mobility, stretching, range of motion and other manual techniques.

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NuStep

NuStep

The NuStep helps with upper and lower body strength, range of motion and endurance for a wide variety of patients. The patient is in a seated position and uses a smooth stepping motion. It provide both upper and lower body motion work for all the major musicle groups. It helps the patient burn calories, buildng strength and improve their overall cardiovascular fitness.

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Omnicycle

Omnicycle

This unique cycling systems offers motor-assisted exercise options for upper and lower extremities. The omnicycle automatically "senses" to what degree the patient is able to exercise independently and provides powered assistance as needed to accommodate the individual's physical limitations.

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OmniVR
OmniVR

OmniVR

OmniVR uses movements in 3-dimension space to create an interactive experience, similar to popular video games. Patients using OmniVR might be working on muscle weakness, poor balance, difficulty walking or sitting upright, loss of flexibility or movement, endurance or cognitive deficits.

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Outdoor Path

Outdoor Path

Our therapy team uses a realistic environment to allow patients to work on obstacles they may face in the community, including the various surfaces and inclines they may encounter.

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Parallel bars

Parallel bars

The parallel bars offer arm support to assist with walking for short distances. Generally used for pre-gait (walking) and early gait activities, it prepares patients for safe and effective walking by addressing sit to stand skills, balance, weight shifting and development of correct gait patterns.

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Stairs

Stairs

Stair training simulates the steps at home and in the community, allowing for practice before discharge. The Dynamic Stair Trainer has adjustable stair heights so that patients recovering from orthopedic injuries or stroke can gradually use steps.

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Speech
Speech

Speech

Language Pathology Therapy services are delivered to address the needs of patients in the areas of speech production, language comprehension, language expression, cognition and swallowing.

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Synchrony

Synchrony

The Synchrony Dysphagia Solutions Program uses biofeedback to help patients to "see" the swallow and aids the speech therapist in treatment of swallowing disorders.

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Treadmill

Treadmill

Using the treadmill provides varying levels of cadence, endurance and leg strength.

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TUG

TUG

Timed Up and Go is used to assess a patient's mobility.

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Ultrasound

Ultrasound

Sound waves create a thermal and sub thermal effect which assists in tissue healing, tendonitis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness, arthritis, contractures and slow healing wounds.

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Types Of Oncology Therapy

Recovery and treatment for cancer can present a number of side effects, impairments and complications. Click on the icons to learn more about a specific therapy type that may be part of your oncology therapy plan.

Case Study

Eileen’s Recovery Story

Patient Profile

Eileen, an independent 64 year old woman, was admitted to the hospital due to complications from her post-cancer surgery. Eileen couldn't eat or drink and was too weak to walk or care for herself. ONce Eileen's condition was stabilized at the hospital, her physician recommended inpatient rehabilitation before returning home.

Post-Acute Need

Eileen lives with her husband, Ben, and was able to manage her daily needs before her setback. Her husband has some health issues and was unable to care for Eileen in her debilitated state. He relies on her to prepare meals and do most of the daily chores. It was important to Eileen that she could improve her strength and return home quickly.

Post-Acute Stay

At the center, the interdisciplinary team created a care plan to help Eileen meet her goals. Physical therapy worked with Eileen to regain her strength, endurance and balance. Occupational therapy helped Eileen manage her daily activities and learn how to conserve her energy while managing her household. Speech therapy assisted with her swallowing issues and the nursing team helped her manage her pain and care for her surgery incision. Additional counseling was provided on coping, relaxation and community resources.

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Eileen

I was so concerned about being about being able to get back home as healthy and strong as possible to take care of Ben. The team worked with me to get me back to 'normal.' I am now home taking care of Ben and the house.
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Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: Be Well

Stay healthy this year by making a resolution to eat healthy, get regular exercise and immunizations.

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Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: Be Well

It’s the New Year, and people everywhere are busy with their annual resolutions to make their lives, or themselves, better.  Below is another idea on how to start fresh and to make the changes necessary to lead happier and more meaningful lives.

 

Be Well

A healthy diet and lifestyle along with regular exercise are critical elements to fight aging and help prevent cancer, heart disease, diabetes and stress related illnesses.

When you eat healthy, you give your body the right kind of fuel for staying active and powering up your immune system. A nutritious diet should include fruits and vegetables for fiber and antioxidants, whole grains with soluble fiber to help control cholesterol, legumes like beans and peas, cold-water fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids, yogurt with probiotics, calcium and Vitamin D for bone strength, and nuts with B vitamins for the heart and brain. Drink plenty of water to keep your circulatory system, skin, muscles and bodies hydrated.

Watch your salt consumption and aim for no more than 1500mg of sodium a day. Use herbs and spices to flavor foods instead of salt. Choose whole grains, like brown rice, 100% whole wheat or whole grain bread, whole wheat pasta, and regular or steel-cut oatmeal. Try to avoid things made with white and refined flour. Eat smaller portions and include a healthy snack, like an apple between small meals. It won’t hurt to allow yourself the occasional treat.

Regular exercise will help you live longer, look better, feel better, fight off disease and lose weight. Just about everyone benefits from physical activity which can be helpful in managing many of the symptoms associated with long-term conditions like heart disease and diabetes and decreasing the need for medicine.

Physicians and other experts agree that regular physical activity helps to increase strength, balance and flexibility. You’ll have more energy, reduce stress and anxiety, and feel more mentally alert. And exercise increases the production of endorphins that increase feelings of satisfaction, happiness and accomplishment.

Experts recommend at least 30 minutes a day of an activity that increases your heart and breathing rate. Include some muscle-building activities, like stair climbing or weights, and stretch your muscles after you exercise to increase flexibility. Remember to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water before, during and after activity. And use proper safety equipment, like a bike helmet, or good walking shoes.

Make sure you are up to date with all your immunizations. Get a flu shot every year to help protect yourself and others around you. Other adult immunizations should include Tetanus and Diphtheria, Pneumonia Vaccine and the Shingles vaccine.

Eliminate stressful situations and people from your life, and get adequate sleep for a healthy brain and immune system. Surround yourself with positive people and learn to relax and enjoy your life.

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Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: Get Organized

Make this your best year yet by getting organized, decluttering your home and preparing for the future.

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Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: Get Organized

It’s the New Year, and people everywhere are busy with their annual resolutions to make their lives, or themselves, better. We have been celebrating January 1 as the New Year since 1582, when Pope Gregory XIII began the calendar system we still use today. Businesses and individuals have traditionally used the New Year as a time to close the books on the previous twelve months and start another year long cycle. It’s a time to start fresh, and to make the changes necessary to lead happier and more meaningful lives.

 

Get Organized

One of the most important things you can do for yourself and family is to organize your assets, your important documents and your life. A will, a living will, and a power of attorney are essential documents to clarify and carry out your wishes regarding your health care and your possessions.

A will is a legal document that names one person, the Executor, to be responsible for managing your estate and the distribution of assets, such as your property, possessions and financial assets after your death. An attorney or a financial planner can assist you with preparing your will to avoid taxes and other financial burdens for your family after you are gone.

A living will, or advance directive, specifies the degree and type of medical care you want to receive should you be unable to make such decisions. A medical power of attorney allows your designated representative to act as your health care decision maker if you are incapacitated. It’s important to discuss sustained medical treatment and end of life issues with your doctor and your family before you become ill or hospitalized, so everyone clearly understands your wishes. Give your primary care physician a copy of your living will to be kept in your permanent medical file.

The power of attorney allows you to designate someone to pay bills and handle other personal business on your behalf if you are disabled or incapacitated. Many people choose an adult child or another close relative who can be trusted to maintain your household and have access to your bank accounts and other property and assets.

Keep these documents and all your important papers in a secure place within your home where you or your family can have quick access. Don’t use a safe deposit box in a bank which may be inaccessible to your family in an emergency. This file should also include information on all of your property, investments, bank accounts, and other important documents like military discharge papers and insurance policies. Let your loved ones know where to find the file. If you become seriously ill or pass away, your family will then have all the information they need regarding your medical care and your estate at their fingertips. Critical decisions will not be left to speculation or chance.

While you’re organizing things, take a look at your home and your belongings. Clutter and unused clothing, furniture and other belongings can have a negative effect on your home life and your health. Make the New Year a starting point to reevaluate your lifestyle and your home. Clean out the closets and the storage areas to assess what you have and what you really need and want to have. Then remove everything that is no longer useful by donating, recycling, or selling. You’ll be helping others while you help yourself. 

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