Physiotherapy and Cancer – Part 2

Physiotherapists can help improve the quality of life of cancer patients throughout the treatment process and beyond.

Depending on the type of cancer and the type of treatment chosen by the medical team, the consequences for the patient’s life will be very different. Here are some examples of limitations that will make the physiotherapist intervene:

  • decreased balance
  • decrease in strength
  • reduced muscular endurance
  • fatigue
  • joint restriction
  • loss of mobility
  • pain at the surgical site
  • incontinence challenges
  • swelling limbs
  • lymphedema

The physiotherapist will be able to assess the limitations of the person and then implement a treatment plan adapted to the condition and the capabilities of the patient.