Cancer treatment can sometimes result in physical challenges that require physical therapy. Specially trained physical therapists at the Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center in Needham provide on-site consultation for patients undergoing active treatment.

During treatment, some patients may experience fatigue, stiffness in soft tissues and joints, numbness, balance issues, weakness, or swelling. Physical therapy can help with specialized techniques, massage, stretching or exercise. Physical therapists also work closely with cancer surgeons, doctors and nurses.

If you feel you may benefit from physical therapy, your cancer care team can provide you with more information.