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, Virginia.
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.
There are a number of benefits to regular physical movement during cancer treatments including:
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.
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 and ask for Elyse or Nicole if you do not see your insurance provider listed below.
"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."