International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023

Neck Cancer Rehabilitation - A Case Report

Dr. Mansi Dewan | Dr. Divya Singh | Dr. Viju V. Thomas

Abstract: Cancer survivors are known to suffer an extremely complex and diverse set of impairments. Researchers have suggested that majority of cancer survivors have such significant impairments which often go undetected and leads to disability. Shoulder disability and speech impairment has emerged as a common problem for head and neck cancer survivors. The objective of our case study was to determine the effectiveness of exercise therapy in promoting restorative as well as supportive rehabilitation in a neck cancer survivor. Rehabilitation is cost - effective and reduces both direct as well as indirect costs of health care that adds on to the economic burden of a cancer survivor thereby reduces his overall quality of life. The findings of our study do not contradict the proposition that exercise intervention is a must for treating disability that results due to disuse in cancer survivors. It also suggests that exercise intervention does improve the quality of life, though our study does not demonstrate any significant difference in the values yet it serves as a medium for promoting much needed mobility and reducing the resultant disability.

Keywords: Disability, Impairment, Quality of Life, Exercise Therapy

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,

Pages: 252 - 254

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