The physiotherapy department at Bharat Cancer Hospital offers the best physical therapy rehabilitation using cutting-edge electrical technologies and skilled treatment approaches with evidence-based practise in both IPD and OPD.
Physical therapists increase years to life, and doctors increase life to years.
Role of Physiotherapist in Cancer Rehabilitation
To the fullest extent possible, physiotherapists support patients who require functional independence. According to the patient's needs, safety, and formulation, they match the patient's exercise with it in order to maximise the patient's benefits. The therapist's abilities aid in the patients' development of functional mobility.
Cancer survivors' quality of life has greatly improved because to physical activity. Lower cancer patient mortality rates are associated with more physical activity. These patients typically exhibit low levels of physical activity as a result of their lengthy bedrest-related illnesses.
Benefits of Physiotherapy to Cancer Patients:
Increased exercise activity also contributes to an increase in the body's metabolic rate, which increases blood cell production and overall body muscular endurance. Regular muscle stretching aids in reducing joint contracture, and splinting can be applied if necessary.
The initial goal is to lessen the pain using pain-relieving techniques, and if necessary, to preserve joint range of motion by providing active and passive techniques. To reduce inflammation, you might utilise cryotherapy or apply ice.
In addition to causing swelling in the arms, hands, chest, and legs, lymphedema is the abnormal buildup of protein-rich lymphatic fluid throughout the body. It happens when the lymph nodes' typical drainage pattern is hampered. Lymphedema can be hereditary or brought on by trauma or surgery.
Patients with a history of any of the following may be at risk for developing lymphedema :
Breast cancer surgery
Cancer of the lymph nodes
Chronic venous insufficiency
Symptoms of Lymphedema generally include :
A feeling of fullness or tightness in the arm or leg
Aching or pain in the arm or leg
Decreased flexibility in the hand, wrist or ankle
Weakness in the affected arm or leg
Difficulty fitting into clothing in one specific area
Swelling in the hand (may be evidenced by rings, bracelets or watches that no longer fit)
Weeping of the skin
Lymphedema treatment helps patients by the following :
Reduced fluid volume
Improved limb appearance and skin integrity
Increased range of motion and mobility of the affected area