Post-Cancer

A post tongue cancer patient regains mobility after an MRT session. Repeated radiation treatment creates inflammation, resulting in adhesions. These adhesions tighten the skin and reduce circulation. Patients find it difficult to stretch and exercise areas subjected to radiation therapy. Cancer surgery also creates adhesions that affect circulation, mobility, and nerve function.

MRT is a critical element to:

  • Restoring circulation
  • Increasing flexibility
  • Minimizing lymphedema

Many patients who have undergone cancer treatment have the following sort of experience: “I received radiation treatment for my breast cancer. I also had surgery on my breast. My treatment was a great success but I have been struggling with stiffness in my arm and chest area. I went to another clinic and got exercises and was told to stretch, but I continue to have these problems.”

Cancer treatments like surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy are life savers. However, all of these treatments create inflammation and adhesive scar tissue in connective tissues. Following medical treatments, many patients find themselves challenged with sometimes debilitating side effects. Pain, stiffness, and lack of mobility will often not respond to exercise, stretching, and manual physical therapy techniques. However, MRT offers the opportunity for many of these patients to return to health.