The Benefits of Physical Therapy for Those Facing Breast Cancer

Oct 3, 2016

Michelle Bogert

by Michelle Bogert
PT, DPT | Paradise Valley Location

Foothills is going pink this October to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month! Along with our fundraising efforts in all our clinics, we’re also excited to announce that we’ll be the Tribute Tent sponsor at the upcoming Phoenix Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Lace up your tennis shoes, dress up in pink, and join us for an inspirational morning at Tempe Town Lake. You can join our team online or stop by any of our locations to donate.
Did you know that October is also National Physical Therapy Month? The benefits of physical therapy extend beyond just treating and healing basic orthopedic ailments and injuries; it can also be beneficial to those who had to undergo a mastectomy, radiation treatment or other chemotherapies.
Through therapy treatments and techniques, physical therapists can help patients lessen swelling, improve range-of-motion, and increase strength and conditioning.
Along with building strength, physical therapy can also improve the psychological component associated with the diagnosis of cancer. Physical therapy treatments provide the benefits of general exercise, which releases endorphins that help stimulate a positive mood and reduce the effects of fatigue. Socialization and comradery is also an added benefit of visiting one of our clinics.
Interested in learning more on how physical therapy can positively impact the life and function of those battling diseases such as breast cancer? Speak with your doctor or contact us at Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy today.

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