Bladder Cancer Oncology Rehabilitation
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Our physical and occupational therapists work with you to develop a personalized rehabilitation plan to help combat fatigue and improve quality of life throughout your bladder cancer treatment.
Oncology Rehabilitation for Bladder Cancer
Our bladder oncology rehabilitation therapists help you build strength and endurance, regain independence, reduce stress and maintain the energy you need to participate in activities that are important to you.
The oncology rehabilitation team at CTCA includes licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists.
For people who receive a urostomy as part of their treatment for bladder cancer, we provide a variety of supportive services. Our oncology rehabilitation team will teach you about how to care for your urostomy properly, and will offer guidance on coping with this new aspect of your life. Importantly, we are also there to listen to your concerns and to work through these with you, to ensure that you feel settled and ready to resume your normal activities.
As part of your treatment, our bladder cancer physical therapy team can help design an individualized exercise program that combines range-of-motion training with light resistance exercises. These therapeutic exercises aim to minimize your fatigue and optimize your physical function, safety and well-being. Importantly, all physical therapy programs are designed so that you can continue useful exercises at home on your own, so that your recovery does not need to rely completely on visits to the center.
Our occupational therapists can help you with daily living activities that are important to your routine and quality of life, such as dressing, showering and eating.
Our massage therapists can help reduce your bladder cancer-related pain and improve your quality of life during your bladder cancer treatment.
This painless, non-invasive treatment, which involves stimulation of the auricle of the external ear, can help alleviate some of the side effects of bladder cancer treatments, such as pain, nausea or fatigue.
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