December 21, 2015

The Premier Experience

If you’ve already had physical therapy, you know how difficult it can be to find quality personal care, especially when you are facing cancer treatment. That’s why we designed a physical therapy center where comfort, exceptional treatment and convenience are at the center of your health care universe.

Then there are the people who will guide you as you manage your cancer treatment. Dedicated professionals who know you by name; compassionate individuals with outstanding skills and credentials.

We’re here to make sure your needs are met, your questions are fully answered, your pain is reduced and your ability to perform at or close to your peak is restored quickly and safely.

Physical Therapy and Cancer Treatment

Patients with breast cancer often face some type of surgery, whether it is a lumpectomy, lymph node removal, mastectomy or breast reconstruction. Patients who have other types of breast cancer treatment such as radiation or chemotherapy can experience side effects including Cancer Related Fatigue and scar tissue formation. Premier Physical Therapists are trained to help patients manage side effects of surgical and non-surgical treatments.

Lymph node dissection often causes lymphedema, which causes the patient’s arm to swell and become immobilized. Premier’s expert therapists provides individualized care inluding:

• Pre-operative screenings

• Education on reducing lymphedema risk

• Lymphedema therapy

• Treatment for Axillary Web Syndrome

• Scar tissue work

• Post-breast reconstruction rehabilitation

Patients who undergo other types of breast cancer treatment, such as radiation or chemotherapy, can benefit from:

• Radiation precaution education

• Scar tissue work

• Management of chemotherapy side effects

• Overall shoulder stretching, strengthening and cardiovascular conditioning

According to the National Cancer Institute, 81% of cancer patients report experiencing Cancer Related Fatigue. Our therapists work with you to create a customized activity and rest program that makes the best use of your individual energy.

Premier Services

Our Cancer Rehabilitation Program includes treatment for patients diagnosed with other types of cancer, such as head and neck cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, lung cancer, melanoma, prostate cancer and colon cancer.

The Premier staff includes local members of the American Cancer Society, active participants of the Orthopedic and Oncology sections of the American Physical Therapy Association, and a board-certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist Specialist. All are dedicated to providing individualized care based on the latest scientific evidence.

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