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Physical therapy plays critical role in breast cancer treatment and rehab

Researchers from the Netherlands recently found that a combination of supervised strength and aerobic training during the early stages of breast cancer treatment reduces fatigue while helping patients increase muscle fitness. As Breast Cancer Awareness Month approaches in October, Nancy Causton, PT, of Impact Physical Therapy of Hillsboro points out this study is the latest […]

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Prehabilitation: ‘Get vertical sooner and recover faster.’

The stronger you are before surgery, the stronger you’ll be after. That’s the philosophy behind prehabilitation (or “prehab”), the process of improving strength and functional capacity before surgery through a comprehensive and targeted exercise program – a process typically overseen by a physical therapist. “Prehab makes a huge difference in patients’ outcomes,” said Hal Crane, […]

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