Playtime Therapy for Children Recovering From Cancer

When the surgery has passed and chemotherapy has ended, cancer’s toll on the body remains. playtime_therapy-300x200Children who want to get back to handstands and Hula Hoops can find themselves weak and discouraged.Concerns about the physical well-being of children who’ve had cancer prompted athletic trainer Travis Gallagher to encourage Nationwide Children’s Hospital to start its Play Strong program.“These patients, they just want to get back to being a kid,” he said.Each child comes to the year-old program with a unique set of challenges, but the most common are muscle weakness, difficulty balancing and weight gain brought on by treatments or inactivity.Read more…

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