PELVIC FLOOR PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR ONCOLOGY PATIENTS at Function Better Physical Therapy Mega Center in Yorkville, NY
Cancer treatments like radiation, surgery, or chemotherapy often leave patients feeling weak and fatigued, impacting daily functioning.
Pelvic or abdominal cancers, like endometrial, bladder, prostate, or ovarian cancer, require treatments that impact surrounding tissue, muscles, and nerves. This affects systems that cause pain and discomfort, plus creating urinary, bowel and/or sexual dysfunction.
Unfortunately, surviving pelvic cancer doesn’t mean the end of suffering. Many survivors deal with pelvic pain, incontinence and/or sexual dysfunction that dramatically reduces quality of life. In fact, pelvic floor disorders are so common with pelvic cancers that it is recommended that patients should be identified before cancer treatment begins. This supports a more comprehensive recovery postoperatively.
Strengthening the pelvic floor with physical therapy can help.
What is the Pelvic Floor?
Pelvic floor muscles are highlighted in women during pregnancy, but men have a pelvic floor, too. The pelvic floor is the group of muscles surrounding the anus and where urine is released in both genders. When a person lacks strength or coordination in this area, this affects core stability and leads to issues from back and pelvic pain to urinary or stool leaking.
Pelvic Floor Oncology Specialists
At Function Better Physical Therapy Mega Center in Yorkville, NY, we have a team of physical therapists and PT Assistants who specialize in treating those who have pelvic cancers.
Our focus is to help you have the energy to return to your favorite activities, go back to work, and resume intimacy, without fear of having an accident. Pelvic floor physical therapy targets pelvic floor muscles and surrounding tissues, providing education, therapeutic exercise, and guidance to return to pain-free activities.
An essential member of your cancer care team is a pelvic floor physical therapist. Treatment involves a screening session before, during and/or after your cancer treatments, with ongoing therapy so you can reach your goals.
Contact Function Better Physical Therapy Mega Center in Yorkville, NY
Surviving cancer doesn’t mean you need to endure unwanted side effects like pelvic pain, urinary incontinence or sexual dysfunction. Pelvic floor physical therapy for oncology patients at Function Better Physical Therapy Mega Center in Yorkville, NY, can help resolve symptoms and help you regain your quality of life.
Contact Function Better Physical Therapy Mega Center in Yorkville, NY, for pelvic floor physical therapy for oncology patients today.
Some insurance companies provide coverage for this type of physical therapy treatment. If yours does not, Function Better offers financing to pay over time.