When pain and discomfort limit abilities, we teach the skills patients need to improve physical activity.
Current studies suggest that performing moderate exercise can provide great benefit to patients currently undergoing treatments. Inactivity can result in loss of function, strength, and range of motion. Structured exercise is an effective way to counteract these negative side effects.
Physical therapy will help patients regain physical strength and endurance. Our program also has the ability to battle the side effects of chemotherapy, including fatigue and nausea.
Positive effects of exercise and physical therapy include:
- Increased strength
- Decreased nausea and fatigue
- Improved natural defense mechanisms
- Improved sense of control
- Improved mood
- Improved self-esteem
- Self reported improved quality of life
Participating in a medically supervised exercise program enables patients to gain a sense of physical control over their condition, and provides an outlet for stress and anxiety.
Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.
The Power of Touch
HOPE Physical Rehabilitation Services (PRS) provides comprehensive individualized physical therapy programs for patients of all ages during their cancer recovery.
PRS is committed to helping people overcome the effects of cancer and helping them return to their normal daily activities.
We encourage and empower each patient to be an integral part of their recovery process. Our physical therapists will work to understand and serve each individual’s needs.
Appointments and Insurance
Appointments may be scheduled by calling (412) 366-3880 and are available Monday through Thursday 7:00 am to 8:00 pm and Friday 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
If you need to be seen immediately, same day appointments are frequently available.
We accept most insurance plans, HMOs, PPOs, Medicare and Tricare. To learn if your plan is accepted, please contact our office.
Two convenient locations:
1033 Perry Highway
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
2400 Corporate Drive, #201
Wexford, PA 15090