Recent research has demonstrated that patients who remain physically active while undergoing cancer treatment have fewer negative side effects during radiation therapy and chemotherapy. In order to return to an active lifestyle or to develop an exercise regimen, it is important for patients to recover fully from surgery and other treatments.
The physical therapy team at Shaw Cancer Center assists patients in regaining range of motion, reducing lymphedema and developing an exercise plan. Vail Health's prestigious Howard Head Sports Medicine has teamed up with the physicians at Shaw Cancer Center to provide an integrative physical therapy approach to treating patients during treatment and recovery.
At our advanced oncology facility, exercise goals are established based on each individual's diagnosis and treatment plan.