Hodgkin Lymphoma Oncology Rehabilitation
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Keeping You Strong During Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment
Sometimes, Hodgkin lymphoma and its treatment can affect your physical functioning, energy and sense of well-being.
The oncology rehabilitation team at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), including licensed physical, occupational and speech therapists, work together to address your functional needs so you can continue to participate in activities that are important to you.
Meeting Your Individual Rehabilitation Goals
When you arrive at CTCA, you’ll have an opportunity to meet with an oncology rehabilitation therapist for a physical assessment. The assessment will evaluate functional deficits and needs. Then, together, you and your rehabilitation therapist will develop a rehabilitation plan based on your individual goals.
Managing Side Effects with Rehabilitation Therapies
Throughout your Hodgkin lymphoma treatment, the rehabilitation therapy team will work closely with the other members of your CTCA care team to combat various treatment-related side effects with rehabilitation therapies:
- Fatigue: Therapeutic exercises, as well as cardiovascular, flexibility and strength training, can help improve your strength and endurance.
- Physical deficits: Occupational therapy can help you perform daily activities by addressing physical limitations in grooming, dressing, eating, etc.
- Nausea: Auriculotherapy, a non-invasive technique involving an electrical stimulation of the auricle of the external ear, may help to alleviate nausea.
- Constipation: Physical therapy, including a personalized exercise program, can help relieve constipation.
- Shortness of breath: Gentle exercises, light stretching, breathing techniques, and auriculotherapy may help to relieve shortness of breath.
- Peripheral neuropathy: With an electronic stimulation to the affected area, the ReBuilder technique can help increase tactile sensory and awareness.
- Muscle discomfort: Massage therapy, a touch therapy, can help alleviate muscle tension and restore a sense of relaxation and well-being.
- Poor concentration/balance: Interactive Metronome, a series of computer-generated sounds to measure a rhythmic beat and response, may help to increase concentration and improve balance.
- Swallowing difficulties: A speech and language pathologist can help you resolve swallowing difficulties and collaborate with your dietitian to help you stay nourished.
Once your treatment is complete, our oncology rehabilitation team will educate you about the physical and psychological benefits of physical restoration, and help prepare you and your family for continuing the program at home.
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