Jessica Griffitt came to KORT Nicholasville with knee pain. Jessica was not able to run, but with the help of her KORT Physical Therapist she is back to running 8-10 miles. The hands on therapy and strengthening exercises…
KORT Bryan Station raving fan, Allisha Guzdial shares her KORT story. Allisha gives credits to her Certified Hand Therapist, Kellye Olson and how Kellye has been a BIG Part of her story! Exercise has always been a BIG part…
Ivan Rice was playing in an alumni football game when he tore his right achillies. He came to KORT Georgetown physical therapy two weeks after having surgery by Dr. Coy in a boot and on a scooter. Ivan has been working…
Several months ago, Jeremy suffered a terrible car accident, causing multiple injuries to his body, one of which was the loss of his right dominant hand small finger and leaving a plethora of scar tissue in its place. Jeremy…
Ruth Humphreys had suffered with headaches and neck/shoulder pain for many years. She had tried injections and other treatments with no relief, and was having trouble completing the daily activities of life. Then she heard…
KORT OBC hand patient, John Smoot is an avid farmer and gun enthusiast, but after breaking his arm and severely injuring two of the nerves innervating his hand, he was unable to perform normal daily activities much less farm…
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A persistent sense of tiredness interfering with daily life that is the most common long term side effect of treatment. Your fatigue may make the idea of getting up and moving feel very difficult, but research has shown that those who exercised routinely had 40% to 50% less fatigue and significantly decreased their risk of cancer recurrence.
Radiation therapy causes inflammation and altered tissue remodeling that can cause scar tissue, decreased flexibility, and muscle weakness during the months and years following radiation. Your physical therapist will use skilled manual therapy techniques and provide an effective strengthening and stretching program to treat these side effects.
Lymphedema i debilitating condition characterized by progressive swelling. Lymphedema occurs when the lymphatic system has been impaired and can result from cancer treatment, congenital defects, trauma or surgery. Lymphedema can also occur after years of damaging swelling from conditions like venous insufficiency and obesity that eventually can impair the lymphatic system. In addition to difficulties with daily functioning, high levels of protein-rich fluid triggers chronic inflammation, fibrosis and a high risk of infection. The good news is that lymphedema can be effectively managed and treated with physical therapy by providing a massage technique called Manual Lymphatic Drainage, skilled compression bandaging, movement and skin care. KORT has multiple therapists certified to treat lymphedema including:
Cancer Rehab is offered at the following locations:
708 Westport Rd.
703 East Main St.
49 Bonnie Blvd.