Advantage Physical Therapy
Physical Therapists serving Falls Church, Annandale, Arlington, VA, and the surrounding areas
Advantage Physical Therapy offers care and treatment for those fighting or surviving cancer. Patients from the Washington DC area can visit the office in Falls Church, Annandale, Arlington, VA, and the surrounding areas.
Cancer rehabilitation Q & A
How can physical therapy help to treat cancer?
Physical therapy can help a patient to feel stronger and less fatigued, supporting his or her body’s ability to fight cancer during oncological treatments. Research shows that regular physical activity is safe during cancer treatment and improves a patient’s ability to function physically as well as his or her quality of life. Physical therapy offers a safe and supported environment for patients to improve their strength, flexibility, and range of motion. Participating in physical therapy with a trained professional can help to keep patients safe while they exercise, helping them to feel stronger and more able to face the many challenges of cancer treatment. Also, physical therapy is set up with regular mini goals or achievements which can have a positive psychological impact for patients going through extensive treatments.
What are the benefits of physical activity during cancer treatment?
There are a number of benefits to regular physical movement during cancer treatments including:
- Maintain physical abilities
- Improve or maintain balance
- Prevent muscle atrophy
- Lower risk of other health concerns such as heart disease or osteoporosis
- Improve circulation
- Improve self-esteem
- Improve mental and emotional well-being
- Decrease nausea
- Decrease fatigue
- Control weight
Can physical therapy help after the cancer is gone?
Many people emerge from treatment cancer free, but suffering the physical side effects from the treatments needed to eradicate the cancer. Physical therapy can help patients to rebuild their strength and range of motion. A professional treatment plan can focus on the holistic needs of the patient to improve their physical and mental wellbeing. Additionally, there is some evidence that maintaining a healthy weight, eating a nutritious diet, and being physically active could help reduce the risk of a second cancer as well as other chronic diseases. The American Cancer Society even recommends that survivors take part in physical activity, aiming for at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise and at least 2 days of strength training or conditioning exercise.
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
At Advantage Physical Therapy, we accept most major medical insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed below.
If you are looking to schedule an appointment with Women’s Health, we only accept medical insurance through Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO/PPO, Tricare, and Veterans Administration.
Words from our patients
"They took my insurance and it was easy to make an appointment. You will get better here!"
"I had knee replacement surgery in Oct 2012. The physical therapist got me bending & walking in no time."
"Advantage PT is heads and shoulders above all in terms of quality of treatment. There is kindness in the way that the therapists and staff members treat their patients."
"All the staff I worked with were positive, helpful, and so professional. I had such a great experience during my shoulder therapy!"
"The team at Advanced PT is amazing. Their dedication and understand was top notch and so was their attention to detail."