Childhood Cancer and Physical Therapy

September 10, 2014: According to the American Childhood Cancer Organization, approximatelyt 13,400 children between the ages of birth and 19 years of age are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States, and approximately one quarter of them will not survive the disease. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, during which supporters of the fight against childhood cancer are encouraged to wear gold ribbons.

One of the many who will “go gold” this month is Roya Giordano, whose 13-year-old son Mathias has osteosarcoma – a bone cancer that developed in his right leg.  In this episode, Roya shares her family’s journey with the disease, and talks about the special bond Mathias has developed with his physical therapist Mike Reing, PT, DPT, whose work with Mathias is all about preserving his quality of life.

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