Side effects related to the form, support, stability, and movement to the body including bones of the skeleton, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints, and other connective tissue that supports and binds tissues and organs together.
physical wasting and malnutrition; reduced joint range of motion; temporary or permanent loss of movement; reduced flexibility and mobility; limb removal; muscle loss or weakness; reduced activities of daily living; pain in the shoulder, chest wall, arm or armpit; scar tissue; tingling down the arm.
The following health professionals can help with Musculoskeletal side effects. Follow the links below to learn more.
Acupuncture Therapists are people skilled in the practice of acupuncture, which is a family of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical locations on or in the skin by a variety of techniques.
Acupuncture treatment was associated with significant improvement in shoulder range of movement, progressing from a significant limitation of shoulder abduction and flexion movements to values considered normal.
Cancer Exercise Therapist main role is to help people achieve optimal health by providing information and advice about exercise.
Enhance general immune function, specific immune recognition and cytotoxic activity.
Dieticians advise individuals on nutrition-related matters and can modify diets to treat or help manage chronic conditions, food allergies and food intolerances.
Adequate nutrition in combination with physical activity can help improve body composition and function. Protein supplementation increases muscle mass and strength gains when combined with resistance exercise training in both younger and older patients.
Exercise Physiologists are university qualified allied health professionals, who specialise in clinical exercise interventions for persons at high-risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries. These interventions are provided by exercise delivery including health and physical activity education, advice and support and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.
Physical activity improves range of motion, functional independence post-surgery.
Naturopaths provide a complimentary medicine, by employing a wide array of “”natural”” treatments, including herbal medicine, diet and lifestyle counselling.
The metabolism must be may have to be supported before weight loss can become fat loss and before sustainable health can become reality. Clinical studies show that this polyunsaturated fatty acid is able to stabilize the rate of weight loss and adipose tissue and muscle mass in cachectic patients with unresectable pancreatic cancer.
Nutritionists main role is to help people achieve optimal health by providing information and advice about health and food choices.
Physical activity is not only safe, but can actually reduce the incidence and severity of lymphedema.
Occupational Therapists are the “”quality of life”” experts who can help get you back to living your life and engaging successfully in treasured daily activities. We can be found in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, hospice units, and home care. Our approach is client centered to help you identify meaningful goals and provision of the interventions that will help get you there. In most cases, occupational therapy is covered by private insurers as well as Medicaid or Medicare.
Non- surgical scar tissue treatments can increase movement. Shoulder and arm movement can improve with rehabilitation care (myofascial treatments and structured exercise). Low level laser can reduce thickness/ tightness in tissues from surgery and radiotherapy.
Oncology Massage Therapists are nationally and internationally recognised.
The application of appropriate massage technique promotes healing at incision sites and may prevent or reduce scarring.
Physiotherapists are health care professionals concerned with human function, movement and maximising potential. A physiotherapist aims to improve physical activity, confidence, well-being and quality of life by improving physical and functional independence, refining movement, offering support and restoring a measure of control. They are comprehensively skilled to analyse, promote, maintain and restore the needs of the whole person.
An organized specific program of adapted physical activity can be effective in reducing the main adverse effects of surgery and oncological therapy, and may significantly improve shoulder-arm mobility and quality of life in breast cancer survivors. Physical training has a positive effect on the patient’s endurance and strength capacity.
Pilates Instructors teach and coach groups or individuals in the fitness program referred to as Pilates. An instructor helps his students use Pilates to promote overall health, improve muscle tone and strength, and achieve better posture. Typically, Pilates instructors know hundreds of different exercises and can teach them to a general group or modify them to fit the needs of particular types of students. These instructors may even work with students as they recover from injuries or struggle with chronic health problems.
Research showed a modest effect following a Pilates exercise program in improving shoulder abduction and external rotation range of motion. Pilates offers a gentle introduction or re-introduction to regular exercise that can slowly help restore strength and endurance.
Yoga Instructors teach a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practised for health and relaxation.
Hatha Yoga, through holding static physical postures (asanas), uses stretching and improves muscular strength and flexibility.