New treatment offered at CRA with the Physiotouch!
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Keep up to date with CRA news, interesting facts, and things to look forward to in the coming weeks.
Upcoming Workshop
Healing Through Art: Personal Power Shrines

Lead by Molly H. Guzzino, ATR-BC, LPC, LMFT

  • Time to re-ignite your power? During times of personal challenge and change, it is easy to lose touch with our sense of control and self-empowerment. This evening's exploration invites you to create a pocket-size, portable piece of personal power (try saying that quickly 5 times). Let your curiosity flow and get reconnected to your internal power source. Absolutely no artistic ability is necessary for your complete success. If you can wield a glue stick and a pair of scissors, you are ready. All supplies will be provided. However, if you have something very small that you want to include in your shrine, please bring it with you. We'll be working with boxes that measure 2.5" X 4.5". The instructions are easy to follow. So come join us for an evening of fun and personal power reclamation.


When: 
Thursday, October 20 at 6 PM - 9 PM

Where: Cancer Rehab Austin

1517 W Koenig Ln Bldg A, Austin, Texas 78756

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Free Yoga Classes for Cancer Survivors at Yoga Yoga

Cancer survivors in all stages of their healing journey are welcomed to attend these free weekly classes. Classes include breath work, deep relaxation and meditation and are accessible to students of all levels and at any stage of their personal healing journey.

All practices can be modified for the individual's needs and chairs will be available for those who find it difficult to sit on the floor. 

Special attention will be given to practices which focus on cultivating compassion for self and others while addressing lymphedema, fatigue, immune fitness, insomnia, anxiety and depression.

South Austin Class

(Yoga Yoga Westgate)

Taught by Kelly Inselmann

Every Wednesday

12:00-1:00 pm


North Austin Class

(Yoga Yoga North)

Taught by CRA's very own Kimberly Wharton

Every Tuesday

12:00-1:15 pm

Check out Yoga Yoga's schedule for more details at: http://www.yogayoga.com/Class-Schedule


Are you interested in a private yoga session here a CRA? Contact Kimberly Wharton at:  (323) 363-3050 or  kbwharton@yahoo.com
Austin Breast Imaging's Pink Pearl Party

Join CRA at this Austin Breast Imaging event where all proceeds from the silent auction and raffle go to the local non-profit Breast Cancer Resource Center.

Austin Breast Imaging
Wednesday October 19th 6 pm - 9 pm

12319 N. MoPac Expressway
Plaza North, Building C, Suite 320
Austin, TX 78758

For more information go to:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1699912776997116/

Education Corner:
How Does Nerve Injury From Cancer Treatment Impact My Body?

How are nerves injured by cancer treatment?

Chemotherapy causes:

  • Damage to the cell body
  • Toxicity to the axon (the long portion of the nerve cell that conducts electrical impulses away from the cell body)
  • Dysfunction to the communication between cells [such as membrane ion channels (impulses are produced by ion channels such as Na+ (Sodium)]

Radiation and Surgery:

  • Damages the nerves in the area of treatment

Tumors:

  • Tumors can put pressure on a nerve depending on the tumor location and size.


What are the symptoms of nerve damage (neuropathy)?

  • Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Temperature Sensitivity
  • Pain or Hypersensitivity
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Blood Pressure Changes
  • Heart Rate Changes
  • Bowel and Bladder Issues
  • Coordination Issues

How can nerve damage effect my life?

Balance, safety with movement, posture, strength, bowel and bladder function and fine motor skills can be impacted when you have neuropathy. Along with these issue pain can significantly impact your quality of life and returning to the things you love doing.

What can I do about it?

Talk to your medical team to see if any of these treatment options are right for you.

  • Physical Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medication
  • Exercise
  • Nutrition

Want more information about Neuropathy and missed our last seminar?

Don't worry! You can access our presentation on Neuropathy: A Multidisciplinary Approach by clicking here. The powerpoint is on our CRA website under the "Education Tab" at the bottom of the page.

Need Physical Therapy because of changes in strength, balance or coordination due to neuropathy? Contact CRA's physical therapist Dr. Angela Wicker-Ramos PT, DPT, CLT-LANA at angela@cancerrehabaustin.com or at 512-524-0964.

New Treatment Offered with the Physiotouch!
(Helps with scars, lymphatic circulation, cording and fibrosis)

We are proud to say that we are the first Austin rehab facility to acquire the Physiotouch!

The Physiotouch is a negative pressure device that facilitates stretching of fascia, scar tissue and other tissue structures in a gentle yet effective manner. Both circulation and lymph flow are stimulated and swelling and pain are reduced. All of these effects improve range of motion and function. We now are using the Physiotouch as part of our comprehensive physical therapy and lymphedema treatment plan when appropriate. Click here to watch a video and learn more about the Physiotouch.

Community Organization Spotlight
Joy Boots for Cancer Survivors
Kelly Inselmann, a yoga therapist and social worker here in the Austin community has developed an amazing website full of resources and wisdom. Here is what she says about her inspiration behind this website and resource:

"As a cancer survivor myself, it's been a healing and fun process to create this website to share tools from yoga, meditation and psychology that have supported and strengthened me and many others both during treatment and in emotional recovery from cancer."

Want to Help CRA Grow?
We would love your help!
Some ways you can help:
  • Let your medical practitioners know about us at your next follow up appointment. 

  • Tell others in your cancer support community that we are here to help.

  • Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and share posts that you find interesting or informative.

  • If you have received treatment at CRA we would appreciate a review on Yelp, Facebook or Google. People rely on reviews to find quality care and practitioners they can trust.

    We are so blessed to be in such an amazing Austin community. We appreciate your support and look forward to continuing to make a difference one patient at a time.

Cancer Rehab Austin | Phone: 512-524-0964 | Fax: 512-524-0936 
email: angela@cancerrehabaustin.com| Website: www.cancerrehabaustin.com