During cancer rehabilitation, it is important to support the person properly in social, psychological and physical aspects. The main goal of rehabilitation is to minimize the side effects that may occur due to cancer or its treatment, to continue to maintain functional skills and to ensure that the individual remains psychologically strong. In this process, which requires a multidisciplinary approach, specialists should be in communication with each other about the patient.
Physical Therapy in Cancer Rehabilitation
Since the time spent in bed increases due to the person feeling weak, strengthening exercises should be applied to maintain and improve the strength of the limbs and trunk muscles, stretching exercises to prevent muscle shortness, and range of motion exercises to maintain joint health and mechanics. Physical therapy treatments lead to a reduction in body pain. The intensity of the treatment should be decided by the physician according to the condition of the person and should be followed up.