Cancer rehabilitation program
Whilst the goal of cancer treatment is to cure the disease and provide the highest possible quality of life both during and after treatment, an overwhelming majority of cancer survivors must deal with the deleterious consequences of these treatments.
Cancer treatments can negatively impact the cardiovascular, pulmonary, nervous, muscular, skeletal, reproductive, endocrine and gastrointestinal systems.
Exercise is one of the most effective ways to attenuate the physiological and psychological decrements that occur as a result of standard cancer treatments. Cancer survivors engaging in aerobic and resistance exercise show improvements in cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength, muscular endurance, pulmonary function and flexibility.
With properly prescribed and supervised exercise programs cancer survivors experience enhanced quality of life, increased functional capacity, reduced depression, less fatigue and decreased duration of hospitalizations.
At OneLife Health we use a phased approach to cancer exercise rehabilitation, similar to that of cardiac rehab. We use protocols, developed at the University of Northern Colorado Cancer Rehabilitation Institute, and carefully selected tests that provide accurate and safe assessment results for cancer patients.