Physical Therapy for Cancer Recovery in Asheville | Resilience PT
5 B Barbetta Dr, Asheville

Physical Therapy for Cancer Recovery and Chronic Conditions in Asheville, NC

Physical therapy (PT) plays a vital role in the management, rehabilitation, and most importantly the process of maintaining your physical vitality.  Physical therapists use various techniques and modalities to restore movement, improve function, alleviate pain, and prevent or decrease physical disabilities. When it comes to cancer and chronic conditions, physical therapy plays a vital role in the management and rehabilitation process.

Physical Therapy for Cancer and Chronic Conditions

  • Preoperative and Postoperative Rehabilitation
  • Surgeries for cancer and chronic illnesses have profound side effects. Resilience PT prepares patients for surgery (such as tumor removal) by improving their physical condition and, post-surgery, by helping them regain scar tissue mobility, strength and function.
  • Lymphedema Prevention & Management
  • Many surgeries and cancer treatments make patients at risk for developing lymphedema. Resilience PT has extensive experience in lymphedema prevention and management techniques such as: manual lymphatic drainage and fascial mobility, complete decongestive therapy, compression garment recommendations, and lymphatic mobility and exercise.
  • Fatigue Management
  • Cancer and its treatment can lead to profound fatigue. Resilience PT has specialized training and experience in cardiovascular endurance testing and exercise prescription specifically for cancer patients and provides strategies and exercises to help manage and reduce fatigue.
  • Mobility and Strength Improvement
  • Cancer treatments often lead to muscle weakness, joint stiffness, and balance issues. Resilience PT offers tailored and guided exercise programs to address these concerns.
  • Scar Tissue and Radiation Therapy Side Effects
  • After surgeries and radiation treatments, scarring often causes pain and limits mobility & function. Resilience PT offers specialized massage techniques to reduce scar tissue formation and improve tissue health and mobility.
  • Bone Health/Osteoporosis Prevention & Management
  •  Cancer treatments & many medications for chronic conditions often weaken bones, making patients more prone to fractures. Resilience PT has experience in tailoring exercise programs that address crucial areas of bone building and safe spinal lengthening.
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • The origins of chronic pain are vast and complex. Resilience PT is passionate about finding ways to reduce pain through manual therapy techniques, nervous system down regulation, and exercises tailored to meet you where you are at.
  • Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
  • Decreased cardiovascular endurance, either from a specific event (ex: heart attack) or condition (ex: congestive heart failure) can profoundly alter your life. Resilience PT offers specialized cardiovascular endurance training to aid you in regaining your endurance and strength.

The Resilience Approach to Physical Therapy for Cancer Recovery & Chronic Conditions

Resilience PT is passionate about meeting you where you are at and working with you to maintain and elevate your physical vitality.
All physical therapists use various techniques and modalities to restore movement, improve function, alleviate pain, and prevent or decrease physical disabilities.
How is PT for treatment of cancer side effects and chronic medical conditions different? The traditional model of PT in the US is based on the premise that a patient has suffered an injury or illness of one specific body part and needs a certain number of physical therapy visits to return to their previous level of function. But what if you have been diagnosed with a chronic medical condition, have chronic orthopedic and/or neuropathic pain, or have side effects of cancer treatments that don’t completely go away? What if it is your shoulder and chest that initially bother you, but you also have complaints about your feet and balance? What if you continue to need physical therapy for a long while? What if it is YOU, as a whole comprehensive, complicated, and beautiful person that needs attention?
PT for treatment of cancer side effects and chronic medical conditions is profoundly different in that we see the whole comprehensive, complicated, and beautiful YOU. Whether you have: lymphedema, lipedema, neuropathy, chronic pain, radiation fibrosis, scar tissue adhesions, osteoporosis, COPD, autoimmune disorders, or a whole host of additional medical conditions, we treat all of YOU for as long as YOU need.
Effectively maintaining physical vitality takes time and attention. Elevating physical vitality takes time, attention, compassion, experience, skill, and care.

Investment for Physical Therapy

Initial Evaluation - $150
Follow-Up Appointments - $120

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