One-to-One Sessions

The quality of the “dose “and “intensity” of the exercise will determine the effect.

One-to-One Sessions

Cancer survival rates have dramatically increased in the last 40 years as a result of improved prevention, detection and treatment. However for many, surviving cancer is often the first challenge.

Occasionally people emerge from their treatment facing struggles far beyond their illness. People can live with the effects of treatment up to 10 years later. Some people have minimal pain and disability but others may suffer with pain, fatigue, physical limitations and emotional distress.

Cancer rehabilitation Physiotherapist can help

Benefits include:
• Preventative- help prevent complications post-surgery, help you prepare for your treatment journey with a tailored plan to prevent deconditioning, optimise fitness and function which has all been shown to help with recovery and a faster return to activity after treatment.
• Restorative- Help restore function, cardiovascular fitness, balance, return to sport after each stage of treatment.
• Supportive and involve vocational and sporting support.

When should I see a Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist?

• Pain, restricted range of motion, scar adhesions
• Lymphedema, osteoporosis, neuropathy
• Loss of muscle tone and strength including pelvic floor
• Fatigue, nausea and depression
• Reduced sleep, poor posture and decreased energy levels
• Reduced fitness levels
• Advice on cardiovascular fitness
• Help with muscle pain/ joint pain with long term medications for Breast
• Gynecology or Prostate cancers

A cancer rehabilitation Physiotherapist will assess you. They will look at your surgery, treatment, current medications and history of your health. Your joint range of motion, muscle strength, cardiovascular health, lifestyle and goals will all be examined and a personalised plan put in place for you.

What we know is that the quality of the “dose “and “intensity” of the exercise will determine the effect.

The better the quality- the better the effect

Prescribed exercises can help your function, strength and stamina. Living well is critically important.
Very often in this phase you can be uncertain of how much and what type of physical activity.
Research recommends exercise at all stages and can support independence,
prevent further health complications and help people “live well” for as long as possible.

Learn about the benefits of Cancer Rehab