Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Cancel Survivor Physical Therapy Program

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.

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 rehabilitation professionals.

Susie Garcia, OT, OCS


Susie Garcia, PT, OCS
has been working at THERAPY1ONE since 2010.  She graduated with a
Bachelor’s Degree in 2004 from Florida International University and went on to
receive her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy three years later. While most
of her clinical practice involves working with Orthopedic and Geriatric
patients, the combination of all her knowledge has resulted in applying her
skills as a cancer rehabilitation clinician.
James Cutchin, PTA, CET


James Cutchin, PTA, CET 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.  He
hopes to promote exercise as a significant element of cancer recovery as a
certified cancer exercise specialist.


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 physical therapy 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.


During their rehabilitation program, patients are assessed at their initial consultation and prescribed a plan of care that includes safe activities and effective exercises within their level of training intensity while under the supervision of a physical therapist.  Intensity levels are based on the patient’s present physical status, current phase of treatment, and results from physical therapy evaluation and clinical exercise testing.    

What can patients expect?

· Patient education

· Manual Therapy

· Progressive exercises

· Balance assessments

· Modalities


   Who can benefit the most?

· Research shows greatest improvement for those

who have completed

medical treatment but the program is available
to everyone


Although cancer treatments have advanced and become more effective in recent years, survivors are sometimes still left with the long term side effects of chemotherapy or radiation. Common impairments can include:


·       Weakness

·       Cancer Related Fatigue

·       imbalance

·       flexibility deficits

·       fibrous adhesions/scarring

·       pain

·       swelling

·       muscle atrophy

·       weight gain

·       peripheral neuropathy

·       decreased joint range of motion

·       difficulty ambulating
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Monday, October 10, 2016

Welcome to the THERAPY1ONE Family!

Susan Funk, O.T., C.H.T.

THERAPY1ONE is happy to announce we have a Certified Hand Therapist/Occupational Therapist starting with us as of Wednesday 10/12/2016. Her name is Susan Funk and she is new to the area, but comes to THERAPY1ONE with many years of experience.

We would love to help you and your patients with any Physical Therapy and now Occupational Therapy needs you may have.    # 850 763 0603