Telerehabilitation program improves function, reduces pain among patients with late-stage cancer

A telerehabilitation program improved physical function, pain and quality of life among patients with advanced-stage cancer, according to study results. “Patients with late-stage cancers often lose their functional abilities and, with this loss, have a poorer quality of life and lowered ability to tolerate their cancer treatments,” Andrea L. [...] Click here to view [...]

Using Telerehabilitation to Improve Function and Pain in Advanced Cancer Patients

Prostate Cancer , Genitourinary Cancers , News A collaborative telerehabilitation approach offered modest improvements to pain and function in patients with advanced cancers, including prostate, breast, and other malignancies. The addition of pharmacological pain management generally did not improve these outcomes further. Approaches such as the Collaborative Care Model [...] Click here to view [...]

Special evaluations can help seniors cope with cancer care

Before she could start breast cancer treatment, Nancy Simpson had to walk in a straight line, count backward from 20 and repeat a silly phrase. It was all part of a special kind of medical fitness test for older patients that’s starting to catch on among cancer doctors. Instead [...] Click here to view [...]

Weekend fishing retreat offers men in cancer recovery process support, fellowship

Late Saturday morning, Vern Wilson of College Station stood with his own volunteer fly-fishing instructor just off the banks of a large, clear pond stocked with bass at the Double H Ranch in Navasota. As the 81-year-old stood in the sunshine, he practiced casting out on the water and [...] Click here to view [...]

Behavioral Therapy Intervention on Sleep Quality and Cancer-Related Fatigue

Purpose To determine 1-year outcomes of a four-component behavioral therapy (BT) sleep intervention (Individualized Sleep Promotion Plan [ISPP]) versus a healthy eating control (HEC) on cancer related fatigue in women receiving breast cancer adjutant chemotherapy treatment (CTX). Patients and Methods A total of 219 participants from 12 oncology clinics were randomly assigned in a [...]

What is the difference between Pilates and Yoga breathing?

What is the difference between Pilates and Yoga breathing? By Naomi Aaronson and Ann Marie Turo As an Occupational Therapist, many patients come to me who are in pain and are suffering from a variety of issues including breast cancer, repetitive stress injuries, musculoskeletal problems, and back pain. I use both Yoga and Pilates in [...]

Mirror therapy for the alleviation of phantom limb pain following amputation

Background/Aim: Phantom limb pain (PLP) is a debilitating condition that affects 50–85% of patients following an amputation and significantly diminishes their quality of life. Mirror therapy has been reported to have potential success for the alleviation of PLP. However, due to a lack of understanding of the mechanisms underlying PLP and the fact that [...]

Effectiveness of hypnotherapy with cancer patients’

Abstract: Clinical hypnosis in cancer settings provides symptom reduction (pain and anxiety) and empowers patients to take an active role in their treatments and procedures. The goal of this paper is to systematically and critically review evidence on the effectiveness of hypnotherapy for emesis, analgesia, and anxiolysis in acute pain, specifically in procedures with [...]

Low-level laser therapy on scar tissue

Abstract Background: Physiotherapy has a very important role in the maintenance of the integtimentary system integrity. There is very few evidence in humans. Nevertheless, there are some studies about tissue regeneration using low-level laser therapy (LLLT). Aitn: To analyze the effectiveness of LLLT on scar tissue. Methods: Seventeen volunteers were stratified by age of [...]

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