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Pediatric patients being treated for cancer often have low blood counts, yet physical therapy (PT) intervention and activity during treatment are thought to be important. The current practice at one institution is to modify PT interventions based on symptoms rather than relying on...
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia childhood cancer survivors (ALL CCS) are at risk for long-term musculoskeletal and neuromuscular deficits in balance, motor proficiency, mobility, and peripheral neuropathy. However, studies have not rigorously quantified kinematic and kinetic...
Background and Purpose:
Yoga is increasingly proving beneficial in improving distress, pain, physical activity, and health-related quality of life (QOL) in adult patients with cancer, but few studies have examined the efficacy of yoga therapy for pediatric patients with cancer. We aimed to...
Physical activity has emerged as a promising intervention to decrease the severity of cancer side effects. To date, only a few community-based exercise programs have been described in the literature. Of these, none have been designed to be sustainable and available as programs for...
Survivors of lower extremity (LE) malignancies experience functional deficits.
The purpose of this prospective clinical trial was to determine feasibility and functional outcomes of adding prehabilitation during the 10- to 12-week period prior to a planned surgery to...
Children with a diagnosis of cancer often have comprehensive treatment protocols spanning extensive periods of time. The disease and treatment process is frequently accompanied by multidimensional side effects, which impact physical performance and limit functional, independent mobility. With...
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