Newsletter ONCOLOGY AT TETON PT & REHAB Health &Wellness
ONCOLOGY REHAB Our Rehab Team is excited to have the opportunity to announce that we have officially started seeing oncology patients. We have a team of compassionate and professional therapists that are passionate about helping individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer. These therapists have undergone extensive training with an oncology specialty, following a doctorate or masters degree in their perspective fields. ONCOLOGY SPEECH THERAPY Our Oncology Speech-language pathologists (SLPs), also referred to as speech therapists, are skilled in evaluating and treating swallowing, voice, and cognitive deficits in patients undergoing cancer treatment. Our speech therapists will focus on improving a patient’s ability to eat and drink, communicate, and navigate daily tasks. Chemotherapy Induced Cognitive Impairment (CICI), also commonly known as “chemo fog” or “chemo brain,” is an adverse effect experienced by some patients during and after certain kinds of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Patients may experience short or long-term difficulty with concentrating, remembering, conversing, and completing routine tasks, leading to decreased independence and quality of life. Many patients who undergo chemotherapy, radiation and/or surgery, especially in head and neck cancer, experience difficulty swallowing, referred to as dysphagia.
Vocal quality and/or loudness may be negatively impacted upon receiving chemotherapy, radiation, and/or surgery, especially in head and neck cancer. Speech therapists can improve vocal loudness and quality by focusing on breath support, vocal use and hygiene, as well as exercise. We are here to partner with individuals with cancer and be alongside them throughout their journey!
Newsletter Health &Wellness ONCOLOGY REHAB
ONCOLOGY PHYSICAL THERAPY The Oncology Physical Therapists personalize each individual’s treatment plan based on the patient’s goals. These therapists will devise a rehabilitation program that will strive to reduce fatigue, improve physical function, decrease pain, and increase overall wellbeing. Personalized programs will address each phase that cancer and cancer treatment may have on the body. Our Oncology Physical Therapists are also specialists in the diagnosisand treatmentof lymphaticdisordersandwork to re-establish normal function of the body’s elimination system to encourage healing. ONCOLOGY OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Cancer and its treatment can cause interruptions in how individuals perform their self-care, work, leisure, or social activities affecting a patient’s everyday living including maintainingone’shome, returning towork,andperforming prior social roles and responsibilities adequately. Our Oncology Occupational Therapist has the knowledge and expertise to modify activities and environments to allow individuals to do the things they want and need to do tomaintainqualityof life.Thephysical,emotional,and cognitive implications associated with chemotherapy, radiation,and/orsurgerycan result indecreasedability to engage in thesemeaningfuloccupations.Thiscanhavea profound impact on one’s economic status and personal interactions, which affect quality of life, and well-being.
INSIDE: • HEALTH BENEFITS OF TREKKING, HIKING & MOUNTAIN CLIMBING • PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHTS • RELIEVE LEG PAIN IN MINUTES OUTPATIENT REHAB CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY DEVELOP INDEPENDENCE SPEECH THERAPY COMMUNICATION & MORE PHYSICAL THERAPY INCREASE PERFORMANCE P.O. Box 10490 555 East Broadway, Suite 100 Jackson, WY 83002 Phone: (307) 739-1864 Fax: (307) 739-1831
(left) Lindsay Love, PT, DPT, CLT (right) Sarah Kjorstad, PT, MPT, OCS, CLT
Molly McNichol, OTD,OTR/L
HEALTH BENEFITS OF TREKKING, HIKING & MOUNTAIN CLIMBING
For the average person, mountain climbing and trekking seem to be something that is tiring and risky hobby. It conjures up images of feeling drained of energy, muscle aches and cramps and even health risks. But there are a lot of benefits to these activities. In fact far more benefits than the associated risks and our bodies and minds have been trained to explore. Trekking and mountain climbing provide a complete set of benefits from the physical, mental and social aspects. Your entire physical body benefits from trekking or climbing in many ways. • Your heart pumps at maximum capacity while your whole body works out. • It reduces blood pressure. • It increases the capacity of your lungs by heavy breathing. • It also clears the lungs of residual air that resides in your lungs after you breathe out and in turn breathe in clean nature’s air. • It reduces blood sugar levels.
• It increases blood oxygenation levels. Meaning the amount of oxygen that your blood carries to different parts of your body. • It helps to control your weight by burning fat deposits throughout the body. • It improves coordination of movement between your eyes, hands and feet. • It improves your sense of balance as you need to walk over uneven terrain or even small ridges. • It improves bone density as you carry heavy loads at varying inclines. • It improves your skin texture and tone. • It tones up your muscles and makes them more resilient and flexible. • It is the perfect interval training where there are bursts of extreme effort such as scrambling and rock climbing followed by mild walking or short sprinting. • It improves the quality sleep.
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Ingredients: • 4 green onions, thinly sliced • 8 ounces extra sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded • 8 ounces light cream cheese, softened
Directions: In medium bowl, stir together all ingredients. Refrigerate at least 2 hours; letstandatroomtemperature30minutes prior to serving. Serve with pretzels, chips, bread or crackers. http://foxeslovelemons.com/lightened- pimento-cheese-dip/
• 5 ounces Greek yogurt • 1/4 cup diced pimientos • 2 tablespoons country Dijon mustard • 2 teaspoons sriracha or other hot sauce • Pretzels, chips or crackers for serving
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Patient Success Spotlights
Why You Need To Come in For Another Check Up: � Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently and securely
“The staff is outstanding. I have recommended Teton PT & Rehab to several people. Thank you for keeping our family healthy!” – Tiffany C. “Excellent. Love working with Chris. I feel better.” – Greg G. “Very helpful and professional staff. Quite happy with my improvement!” – M.M. “Thank you Lexie for all the help you gave me. You and your expertise made such a difference in my recovery. Thank you!” – D.M.
� Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active and healthy lifestyle
If you know someone suffering with aches and pains give the gift of health. Refer them to Teton Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly to schedule an evaluation!
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4 Ways Being Nice To Others Is Good For You
1. Itcouldhelpus live longer. Whenyou’rehelpingsomeone, you’re not only bettering their lives, you may also be improving your own: Studies show that thosewhovolunteer reap health benefits that may help you live longer. 2. We’re happier when we’re kind. The motive may be a little selfish, but being nice to others doesn’t just benefit them, it clearly works in our favor, too, by instantly boosting our mood.
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3. It may be the key to success. It pays to be kind: Those who are compassionate and better in-tune with other people’s emotions may be more successful at work. 4. It may bring you less stress. Practicingcompassion throughmeditation has been shown to reduce stress.
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