PREHAB PROGRAM and SCREENING PROGRAM
(pre-surgery or chemotherapy/radiation treatment)
Prehabilitation, or prehab, is defined as “a form of strength training, aims to prevent injuries before the actual occurrence”. (Wikipedia) Prehab is now commonly used prior to orthopedic surgeries and has proven to improve post-surgical outcomes such as faster return to function, decreased length of hospital stay and decreased post-surgical complications. New research is now showing that the same principles can be effective with assisting cancer patients to improve their physical condition prior to treatment thus improving outcomes post-treatment as well. Cancer prehabilitation involves interventions designed to reduce cancer treatment complications and improve physical health. Pre-cancer treatment therapy interventions can improve patients’ tolerance to treatments by intervening early and by providing patients with education and exercise recommendations (and precautions) for during cancer treatments. Our Prehab protocols have been successful in assisting cancer patients more successfully navigate chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
Through our Screening Program, we provide pre-treatment baseline patient assessments to determine any pre-treatment impairments that may need to be addressed and to provide an objective measure of pre-treatment status. We also offer post-treatment assessments to identify any post-treatment impairments that need to be addressed.
CANCER RECOVERY PROGRAM
Through our Cancer Recovery Program, we provide safe, effective exercise programs to help you maintain or re-build your strength, cardiovascular fitness/endurance, decrease fatigue levels to enable you to return to your life after cancer treatment. Our comprehensive protocols address:
- Strength assessment and training
- Balance assessment and training
- Cardiorespiratory fitness testing and training
- Gait assessment and training
- Adaptive equipment needs assessment and training
- Soft tissue management, pain management, edema control
- Patient education in exercise precautions, recommendations
- Independent exercise program development
Each plan is specifically designed to meet your individual needs with the goal of assisting you in developing an safe program that you can continue with independently.
WELLNESS RESOURCES AND CLASSES
Through our partnerships with community professionals and organizations, we provide wellness resources to our patients and the cancer community. New seminars, classes and resources coming soon!
HOUSE CALLS DIVISION
For patients who qualify, we may provide evaluation and/or treatment sessions in patients’ homes for a limited time. *Currently Loudoun and Western Fairfax county only. Please call for details.
We also provide home assessments for adaptive equipment and home modification needs to ensure patient safety and enable optimal independence/functioning.
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