Cancer treatment can lead to a variety of physical side effects that may make normal daily activities difficult. Physical therapy may help relieve many of these conditions. A discussion about the importance of physical therapy during and following cancer treatment is presented on the Vintage Times, a local cable television program for older persons.

“Cancer and its treatment can cause debilitating side effects for patients, compromising their function and quality of life. Fortunately, research has shown that physical therapy during and after cancer treatment can help speed functional recovery, boost immune response, reduce fatigue and risk of complications” explains Andrew Nowak, Supervisor of Outpatient Physical Medicine at the Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.

This program can be seen on the following channels:

  • DGTV channel 6, during the month of January 2015 on Mondays and Fridays at 10:30 am.
  • Comcast channel 19, during the month of February 2015 on Thursdays at 6 pm.
  • In the Village of Darien, – daily at 4 pm on channel 6.
  • For AT& U-Verse customers the program airs on channel 99 on same days and times as listed above.

Or, log on to www.downers.us and go to “Network With Us” (right-menu). Click on “YouTube” and go to “Featured Playlists”. Click the “Uploaded videos” section and scroll through the list to find the Vintage Times episode title.

DVD copies will be available for loan at public libraries in Downers Grove, Darien, and Westmont as well as at the Township office.

Hanna Benioff
Senior Services Coordinator
Division of Human Services
Phone: (630) 719-6682
Fax: (630) 719-6608
Email: hanna.benioff@dgtownship.com

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