Physical Therapy

  • Monica Verduzco-GutierrezEmail author
  • Roy RiveraJr.
  • Prathap Jayaram


Cancer therapy has evolved over the last 20 years; however structured rehabilitative interventions for functional impairments related to cancer pain syndromes continue to be a challenge. It is important that physicians treating cancer patients are aware of the benefits and indications for referral to a cancer rehabilitation service, in this case physical therapy. This chapter aims at guiding the healthcare provider with the appropriate physical therapy interventions that should be implemented in preventing and addressing functional limitations from cancer and its related treatments.


Cancer Pain Survivorship Physical Therapy Impairments Rehabilitation Exercise 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Roy RiveraJr.
    • 2
  • Prathap Jayaram
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationUniversity of Texas Health Science CenterHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Crom Rehabilitation, LLC, Department of Outpatient Sports MedicineHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationHoustonUSA

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