Physical activity could prevent or control cancer :: we’re on eightWest

Cancer prevention

The American Cancer Society is conducting research to explain how physical activity can help with cancer prevention or controlling an existing cancer diagnosis. Many people don’t get enough physical activity – either because they’re in pain or not sure where to start – but physical therapy can help with that. Gina Otterbein and John Otterbein stopped by the eightWest studios to give Rachael Ruiz and WOOD TV viewers some insight into the research and what the findings could mean for you.

Watch the segment below.

Many long-time patients know John as Gina’s husband, and he’s participating in an American Cancer Society study called Cancer Prevention Study-3, or CPS-3. After a select few members of his family passed away from cancer, John agreed to be part of the study – anything he could do to potentially reduce his chances of getting the disease himself would be worth it.

Over the last few years John has increased his level of physical activity and attributes group classes, such as our RunFit Couch to 5k program, part of his success because the group atmosphere keeps him accountable. Plus it’s more fun to work out with a group.

If you’re not sure where to begin with a fitness program, or you avoid exercise because you’re in pain, physical therapy can help. We offer free consultations anytime, where you can talk one-on-one with a physical therapist who will help determine the cause of your pain and the next best steps. Give us call to set up a consult – you’ve got nothing to lose, and everything to gain.

View Our Previous Physical Therapy Segments on eightWest
Did you enjoy our tips to prevent aches and pains during the holidays? You might like our other segments.

If you missed any of our previous WOOD TV eightWest segments, you can view them at the following links. We’ve talked about various topics: tips to reduce holiday stress, reducing your chances for a fall, is physical therapy painful, pediatric constipation and bed wetting, back pain in women, physical therapy vs taking prescription pain medication, the lesser known issues we treat, benefits of physical therapypain during pregnancy and when caring for a newborn, our annual step challenge, senior and elderly fitness programs, having healthy kids and teens, reducing the chances for injuries by knowing the proper form when running and stretchingwomen’s health, and direct access to physical therapy in Michigan. With multiple west Michigan locations we’re offering physical therapy in Lowell and throughout the greater Grand Rapids area!

Please note, beneficiaries of federal health care programs are not eligible to participate in free consultations.

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