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Local Physical Therapist Earns Certification in Cancer Rehabilitation Services

Raymond Canda, a physical therapist with Allied Physical Therapy, recently earned his certification in the STAR Program, a highly specialized cancer rehabilitation training program for healthcare workers treating cancer survivors as well as those who are active in treatment.

With a STAR Program certified therapist on staff, Allied Physical Therapy can accept cancer rehabilitation referrals from area oncologists, hospitals and other healthcare providers.

STAR (Survivorship, Training and Rehabilitation) Program is a nationally recognized cancer survivorship certification focused on improving the quality of life of survivors who suffer from the side-effects caused by treatments. STAR rehabilitation professionals in general, and physical therapists in particular, can help with a wide variety of treatment-related conditions and their symptoms, including pain, weakness, fatigue, shoulder problems, balance and gait problems and lymphedema.
Anyone who is undergoing cancer treatment, has recently completed cancer treatment or who is living with unresolved problems from cancer treatment can be referred to STAR rehabilitation therapy.

Canda, RPT, NDT-Pediatrics Certified (Neurodevelomental Techniques), FCE (Functional Capacity Evaluation certified), STAR certified, has worked at Allied Physical Therapy for 2 years. He has his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of the Philippines-College of Allied Medical Professions. He’s been a Physical Therapist for 25 years.

Allied Physical Therapy, a division of Allied Physicians of Michiana, provides comprehensive physical and occupational therapy for patients suffering or recovering from acute and chronic pain, sports- and work-related injuries, illness and surgery. The practice also provides specialized women’s health physical therapy services for women experiencing discomfort and complications from pregnancy, post pregnancy, menopause and incontinence.

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