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Vol 9, No 2 (2010)
Case reports
Published online: 2010-08-25
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The role of physiotherapy in palliative care for the relief of constipation — a case report

Anna Pyszora, Małgorzata Krajnik
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2010;9(2):45-47.

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Vol 9, No 2 (2010)
Case reports
Published online: 2010-08-25

Abstract


Constipation is a common symptom in patients with advanced cancer and if left untreated it could greatly reduce a patient’s quality of life. There are many potential causes of constipation for a patient with advanced cancer. In this article the authors present the case of an advanced cancer patient suffering from constipation whose symptoms were successfully treated with various forms of physiotherapy, such as abdominal massage, myofascial release techniques (MFR) and exercises, in addition to laxatives prescribed earlier. The authors proved that physiotherapy applied in patients being provided with palliative care is of great importance to the process of the constipation treatment.
Adv. Pall. Med. 2010; 9, 2: 45–48

Abstract


Constipation is a common symptom in patients with advanced cancer and if left untreated it could greatly reduce a patient’s quality of life. There are many potential causes of constipation for a patient with advanced cancer. In this article the authors present the case of an advanced cancer patient suffering from constipation whose symptoms were successfully treated with various forms of physiotherapy, such as abdominal massage, myofascial release techniques (MFR) and exercises, in addition to laxatives prescribed earlier. The authors proved that physiotherapy applied in patients being provided with palliative care is of great importance to the process of the constipation treatment.
Adv. Pall. Med. 2010; 9, 2: 45–48
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Keywords

constipation; physiotherapy; palliative care

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Title

The role of physiotherapy in palliative care for the relief of constipation — a case report

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 9, No 2 (2010)

Pages

45-47

Published online

2010-08-25

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2010;9(2):45-47.

Keywords

constipation
physiotherapy
palliative care

Authors

Anna Pyszora
Małgorzata Krajnik

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