Cancer Survivor Physical Therapy Program
To improve the transition from cancer patient to cancer survivor, THERAPY1ONE Rehabilitation Center is now expanding their services in the Panama City community. We are the only facility to offer structured physical therapy programs by trained cancer exercise professionals.
Our goal is to develop individualized plans to ultimately help survivors regain their independence and minimize disability following the completion of their cancer treatment.
Research shows that exercise significantly decreases the side effects of medical treatment and improves survival rates after cancer diagnosis. Our physical therapists are professionally trained to offer evidence based programs to cancer patients set forth by the American College of Sports Medicine and American Cancer Society guidelines.
During their rehabilitation program, patients will be assessed at their initial consultation and prescribed a plan of care that will include safe and effective exercises within their level of training intensity while under the supervision of a physical therapist. Intensity levels will be based on the patient's present physical status, current phase of treatment, and results from clinical exercise testing.
Although cancer treatments have advanced and become more effective in recent years, survivors are sometimes still left with the long-term and secondary adverse effects of chemotherapy or radiation. Common physical impairments can include:
- Cancer-related Fatigue
- Flexibility Deficits
- Fibrous Adhesions/scarring
- Muscle Atrophy
- Weight Gain
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Decreated Joint Range of Motion
- Difficulty Ambulating
Meet Our Staff:
Susie Garcia, PT, OCS
Susie Garcia, PT, OCS has been working at our Panama City facility since June 2010. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2004 from Florida International University and went on to receive her Master's degree in Physical Therapy three years later. Most of her professional experience involves working with Orthopedic and Geriatric patients in various settings, but loves any opportunity to expand her expertise in treating Neurological patients as well. Susie strives to provide the best care and up to date education to her patients in order to speed their recovery, encourage better lifestyle choices, and return them to their prior level of function. Her hope is that past, current, and future patients continue to improve their overall quality of life after their rehabilitation experience is over.
Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist
James Cutchin, PTA, CCET
James Cutchin, PTA began working for THERAPY1ONE after graduating from Gulf Coast community college in 2010. He chose physical therapy as a profession so he can assist others in improving their quality of life and reaching their maximum potential. After six years of treating patients in the out-patient setting, he hopes to promote exercise as a significant element of cancer recovery.
Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer
Physical therapists can play a vital role in determining and treating any physical impairments or functional limitations encountered by many survivors who want to return to their previous activities or are motivated to initiate new health changes for a better quality of life.
What can patients expect?
- Patient Education
- Manual Therapy
- Progressive Exercises
- Balance Assessments
Who can benefit the most?
- Research shows greatest improvement for those who have completed medical treatment but program is available to everyone
What is needed to participate?
- Referral and clearance from your physician
For more information, please contact us at:
Jenks Office: (850) 763-0603
Beach Office: (850) 236-7497