Testicular Cancer Oncology Rehabilitation
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Our rehabilitation therapists help you build strength and endurance, manage pain, and maintain the energy you need during testicular cancer treatment.
Oncology Rehabilitation for Testicular Cancer
Testicular cancer and its treatment can impact your physical functioning and overall energy levels. Our goal is not only rehabilitation, but promotion of a healthy lifestyle throughout your treatment and beyond.
At Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), we offer comprehensive physical therapy and oncology rehabilitation services for our patients with testicular cancer. At our cancer hospitals, an integrated team of speech and massage therapists, physical therapists (PTs) and occupational therapists (OTs) will work with you to promote a healthy lifestyle throughout your testicular cancer treatment and beyond.
Oncology Rehabilitation Therapies
When you arrive at CTCA, our rehabilitation team will conduct an initial evaluation to assess your current level of physical fitness and your ability to perform activities of daily living. Then, your oncology rehabilitation therapist will work with you to design a plan tailored to your needs. Some of the therapies offered through our rehabilitation program include:
Your rehabilitation therapist will help you develop and implement a customized, physical fitness regimen to help you stay strong to combat your cancer. Centered on cardiovascular fitness, strength training and flexibility, our oncology rehabilitation program can help you to increase your strength and endurance. In addition, your rehabilitation therapist will teach you strategies to reduce fatigue as you perform everyday tasks.
Our speech pathologists are here to work with you if you have any problems with your speech, or issues with swallowing, caused by your testicular cancer or its treatment.
Our occupational therapists will evaluate how you interact with your day-to-day surroundings and assess your physical mobility. They can then teach you how to address, and adapt to, any physical limitations resulting from your testicular cancer therapy.
Scar Tissue Therapy
We can perform scar and myofascial work after surgery to decrease pain and discomfort.
Our massage therapists can help reduce your cancer-related pain and improve your quality of life throughout your treatment for testicular cancer.
Acupuncture therapy involves the placement of very thin needles at specific points on the body to stimulate the flow of energy. This painless, non-invasive technique can help to reduce side effects from treatment, such as pain or nausea as well as fatigue.
Like acupuncture, auriculotherapy is a painless, noninvasive technique used to stimulate energy flow throughout the body. In this case, a device is used to stimulate specific points along the outside of the ear with a small electrical current. This may also be helpful in alleviating side effects related to your testicular cancer therapy.
Your oncology rehabilitation therapist will work closely with you to find the right combination of therapies to maintain or regain your independence, build your strength and reduce stress so you will be able to participate in activities that are important to you while you undergo treatment for testicular cancer.
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