Archive for November, 2012

Survivors Face A Major Gap In Post-Cancer Care

Original post on – Nov. 12, 2012 In Massachusetts, 345,000 people are living with cancer today. With earlier diagnosis and more effective treatments, the American Cancer Society expects the number of cancer survivors to climb nearly 40 percent over the next decade. But cancer patients, while thankful for life saving treatments, are often living with side effects including chronic pain, fatigue and other disabilities. Often times they are told that, post cancer, this is the new normal. But that’s beginning to change. Read more: Survivors Face A Major Gap In Post-Cancer Care


South County Physical Therapy to host ACL seminar for female athletes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2012 WESTBOROUGH _ Did you know that one in every 100 female high school athletes will sustain an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear and that girls are two to 10 times more likely to sustain an ACL injury compared to males who play the same sport? Anterior cruciate ligament, commonly referred to as ACL, is one of the knee ligaments that joins the upper leg bone with the lower leg bone. An ACL injury is a tear in that ligament, where the ligament either gets a small tear in it or the ligament and part…


South County Physical Therapy Launches Their STAR Program® as Part of the Statewide Cancer Rehabilitation Initative in Massachusetts

Original post on – Oct. 26, 2012 (Worcester County, MA) South County Physical Therapy (PT), has announced that it has earned its STAR Program® Certification. The certification qualifies South County PT to offer the STAR Program, a state-of-the-art cancer rehabilitation program that will help survivors recover from the side effects and aftereffects of treatments. STAR Program Certification is part of a statewide initiative currently taking place in Massachusetts. Through a generous donation from The Friends of Mel Foundation, South County PT was able to make cancer rehabilitation the standard of care for its survivors. Read more: South County Physical Therapy Launches Their…

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