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Show us your muscles, Rosie!
My bachelor’s degree in recreation administration with an emphasis in therapeutic recreation led me to become a registered and certified recreation therapist. I’m a strong advocate of physical rehabilitation. Have you heard of Cancer Rehabilitation? Until recently, I hadn’t. Cancer rehabilitation makes sense. It focuses on the quality of life during and after treatment, if needed.
No matter how long it’s been since your treatment ended, if you’re having lingering effects of treatment, you may want to look into cancer rehabilitation. Here’s a list of conditions to consider: Pain. Fatigue. Deconditioning (a sense you can’t do what you used to). Reduced physical strength. Reduced range of motion. Shortness of breath. Lack of balance. Difficulty swallowing. Difficulty chewing. Difficulty opening or closing your mouth. Lymphedema (swelling). Peripheral neuropathy (tingling, burning, or loss of sensation in hands, fingers, feet or toes.)
Colorado seems to be rockin’ and rollin’ with cancer rehabs. Maybe if patients can make a come back exercising in high altitude, they know it’ll work anywhere! The links below are great articles re: cancer rehab, specifically in Aurora and Greeley Colorado.
- What is Cancer Rehab?
- Benefits of Cancer Rehab
- Breast Cancer Rehab
- Insurance Coverage for Cancer Rehab