Oncology Physical Therapy at The Therapy Network

The Therapy Network’s Oncology Program stands out for its personalized approach to supporting cancer patients. Offering comprehensive plans tailored to individual needs, this program includes pain relief, strength building, and a range of therapies, such as aquatic and manual therapy, alongside gentle movement exercises. With a focus on alleviating the side effects of cancer treatment, like fatigue, pain, and mobility issues, the program aims to improve patients’ quality of life through enhanced physical function. Mandi Dowdy, PT, DPT,  runs TTN’s oncology program in the Kempsville location.

If you have just been diagnosed with cancer or you are already in therapy, call the Therapy Network. You do not need a physician’s referral to schedule an appointment.

A therapy specialist will create a comprehensive plan to assist with pain relief and building strength. Your plan may include the following:

Aquatic physical therapy provides pain relief for those with …
Nearly 8% of Americans experience chronic back pain.

Gentle Movement Exercises

Fall Prevention is vital to enjoying a normal lifestyle.

An At-Home Plan of Exercise

If you live in Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, or Chesapeake, Virginia, there is a Therapy Network near your neighborhood. We have appointments available today with six locations in coastal Virginia.

Our team of professional physical therapists will work with your oncologist to create a plan to fit your recovery needs.

Physical Therapy for Oncology Patients

Each year, more than 1.7 million Americans receive a new cancer diagnosis. At that rate, 34% of Americans will face cancer.

Cancer impacts your health overall. Treatment and recovery from cancer lead to their list of health problems. The good news is that physical therapy for oncology patients shows promising results.

The Impact of Cancer Treatments

There is no doubt that chemotherapy and the range of cancer treatments have improved over the past decades. Diagnostics and therapies are saving lives. The negative of current cancer therapies includes the onset of a new list of physical and mental conditions. Here is a list of symptoms and conditions that cancer therapy patients face:

  • Fatigue
  • Pain
  • Mobility Issues and Loss of Balance
  • Weakness
  • Inflammation and Swelling
  • Neuropathy
  • Cramps and Spasms
  • Depression

As you face cancer therapy and look forward to recovery, physical therapy helps your return to a normal lifestyle.

Physical Therapy Relieves Cancer Therapy Symptoms

Those going through cancer therapy often face fatigue. It is the number one symptom of chemotherapy. Often, fatigue leads to a reduction in strength and overall mood. Physical therapy helps patients manage the side effects of treatment as it decreases fatigue and re-build strength. Here are some of the benefits of physical therapy for oncology patients:

  • Improves range of motion
  • Achieves flexibility through stretching
  • Increases strength to perform daily activities
  • It helps coordination as you regain agility
  • Improves cardiovascular fitness
  • It relieves anxiety and depression
  • Increases lower boy strength for fall prevention


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