Here are some key aspects of oncology physiotherapy:
Oncology physiotherapy may begin even before cancer treatment starts. Prehabilitation involves assessing the patient's baseline physical function and designing personalized exercise programs to improve strength, endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness. By enhancing physical fitness before treatment, patients may experience better outcomes and recovery.
2. Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
Many cancer treatments involve surgical procedures, such as tumor removal or reconstructive surgeries. Oncology physiotherapists provide post-surgical rehabilitation to manage pain, restore mobility, and facilitate healing. They develop exercise programs, scar tissue management techniques, and breathing exercises to enhance recovery and functional outcomes.
3. Lymphedema Management
Lymphedema, a common side effect of cancer treatment, involves swelling in the arms, legs, or other parts of the body due to disrupted lymphatic drainage. Physiotherapists trained in lymphedema management provide manual lymphatic drainage, compression therapy, exercise programs, and education to help control and reduce lymphedema-related symptoms.
4. Fatigue Management
Cancer-related fatigue is a significant issue that affects many individuals undergoing treatment. Oncology physiotherapists develop tailored exercise programs, energy conservation techniques, and pacing strategies to address fatigue, improve energy levels, and enhance overall functional capacity.
5. Pain Management
Cancer-related pain can arise from various sources, including tumors, treatments, or surgery. Physiotherapists use a combination of manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercises, and modalities to manage pain, improve mobility, and enhance the patient's ability to perform daily activities.
6. Cardiovascular Conditioning
Certain cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy, can affect cardiovascular health. Oncology physiotherapists may incorporate cardiovascular conditioning exercises into the rehabilitation program to improve cardiovascular fitness and minimize the impact of treatment-related cardiovascular side effects.
7. Balance and Fall Prevention
Cancer and its treatments can impair balance and increase the risk of falls. Physiotherapists work on balance training, proprioceptive exercises, and functional activities to improve balance and reduce the risk of falls. They may also provide recommendations for assistive devices or modifications to the home environment to enhance safety.
8. Psychosocial Support
Oncology physiotherapists recognize the importance of addressing the psychosocial aspects of cancer rehabilitation. They provide emotional support, promote self-management strategies, and collaborate with other members of the healthcare team to ensure holistic care for cancer patients.
Oncology physiotherapy is often delivered as part of a multidisciplinary team approach, working collaboratively with oncologists, nurses, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals. This integrated approach ensures comprehensive care and addresses the unique needs of each patient.
Enraf-Nonius has many products for pain treatment, tissue healing and for medical fitness that can help a cancer patient to improve their condition. As medically designed products, these systems are tailored to the patient's demands.
Enraf-Nonius makes excellent products for oncological (p)rehabilitation
Enraf-Nonius offers many tools that are helpful in oncological (p)rehabilitation.
Lymfdrainage can be a major issue in oncology rehabilitation. The Endopress 442 is a professional unit for mechanical lymph drainage. Built for precision (up to 9 independent pressure chambers) hygiene and durability with a very high quality pump and high quality cleanable sleeves.
And we also offer several TENS units, amongst others the TensMed S82. A perfect unit for pain management that can assist the patient over the day.
Medical rehabilitation products for oncological (p)rehabilitation
Enraf-Nonius training equipment is made for (p)rehabilitation.
The active rehabilitation package contains as well strength training as well as cardiorespiratory training devices.
Easy access and very small increments are standard for these devices - a must if you want to use exercise equipment for rehabilitation purposes.
Check out the EN-Motion treadmill. This unique treadmill is very easy to access for patients (with a step-up height of only 12 cm). The minimum velocity of the EN-Motion is so low that you can start using it in the early rehabilitation. And with the unique auto-speed, where the velocity is automatically adjusted according tot the patients' performance, the patient can train at his own level with his unique stride parameters and his own preferred walking frequency.
Also, the EN-Tree products are extremely well suited for rehabilitation related after oncology. The EN-Tree pulleys are versatile and therefore well suited for exercising with limited strength or capacity. As the direction and the magnitude of the force can be defined by means of the rope spout, any exercise can be realized according to the individual patient's possibilities. It can adapt for size, range of motion and for small starting weights and minimal weight increments.
And the most beautiful aspect of all Enraf-Nonius training equipment is that they are all controlled with EN-Train.
Your exercise program is written to a chip card so your patient's fully guided, he knows what to do - which units to exercise on and all values (weight, intensity, duration etc.) are set automatically. Wit EN-Train your patient is confident in what to do, and you can create low incremental exercise programs in a breeze.
Examination couch for oncological (p)rehabilitation
For examination, we also have the perfect table, the ManuMax Examination. This couch is sturdy, safe and comfortable. It allows for the most optimal positioning of your patient while being examined. Whatever your intervention or examination is, the ManuMax can be adjusted in height very easy and the extra long back section realizes a comfortable seated position for your patient.
Enraf-Nonius is perfect for oncological (p)rehabilitation.
Selected products for Oncology
|TensMed S82||TENS: small in size, great in performance!||Leaflet Manual Youtube|
|EndoPress 442 (1)||The whisper quiet device for an effective and a comfortable lymph drainage treatment||Leaflet Manual|
|Exercise equipment||Quadriceps bench and different kinds of exercise equipment for the professional||Leaflet Manual|
|Bike Reha||The training and rehabilation bike||Leaflet Manual Youtube|
|Total Body Bike||Cardio workout for people with limited mobility||Leaflet Manual Youtube|
|EN-Motion||The ultimate PHYSIO treadmill||Leaflet Manual Youtube|
|EN-Tree Pulley||A complete series of multi-functional pulley systems||Leaflet Manual Youtube|
|EN-Dynamic||Multi-functional, compact training devices||Leaflet Manual Youtube|
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