Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can play an important role for patients undergoing cancer treatment. As a result of the disease process, coupled with potential side-effects of treatment, patients may experience various symptoms that may affect their quality of life. If left untreated, these impairments could lead to an inability to perform daily activities necessary to remain independent. The goal of physical therapy is to reduce the impact of these impairments for patients prior to, during and following cancer treatment.

SNCC’s physical therapy services are individualized to address each patient’s unique concerns based on a comprehensive evaluation of all body systems. Skilled therapy services may also improve quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care and education.

Common concerns include, but are not limited to:

  • Deconditioning/fatigue
    • Strength
    • Endurance
    • Shortness of breath
  • Balance issues
    • Vertigo/dizziness
    • Unsteadiness
    • Nausea
    • Visual disturbances
    • Headaches
    • Falls
  • Neuropathy
    • Numbness/tingling
    • Coordination of arms and legs
  • Walking
    • Unstable walking
    • Assistive device use
    • Foot dragging
  • Conditions
    • Frozen shoulder
    • Back pain
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Pain
  • Swelling

To learn more about physical therapy and other rehabilitation services available, call 402-420-7000. Appointments are available Monday-Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the 68 & 0 Street location.

“We are excited to offer this important piece to our rehabilitation services at SNCC. Our physical therapists play an important role in our patient’s quality of life and a critical role as part of the cancer care team by intervening during all stages of their care.”

Tracy L. Bender, OTD, OTR/L, CLT, CMF