Maximise recovery, regain physical and emotional strength and improve body confidence and control. Optimal health is far more than just the removal of disease or mechanical dysfunction. The role of the therapist is to guide, facilitate and motivate you to become a better, more efficient self, whatever your treatment journey and outcome.
The programme is delivered by certified PINC Cancer Rehab Physiotherapists and provides a full range of services designed to care, support and guide women through every stage of their treatment and recovery. The PINC rehabilitation programme is chronologically formatted into four phases. The timing of each phase is dependent upon the person’s physical condition, the length of the healing process, the type of surgery involved and the courses of adjuvant treatments.
Designed to help patients before their cancer surgery.
It involves a pre-op assessment & education to identify any factors that may affect recovery from surgery & return to work. A pre-op rehab plan will be devised for each individual which will include specific exercises to strengthen muscles & improve stamina; education & functional guidance.
Designed to assist in the healing process of patients who are recently post surgery.
It aims to restore strength & flexibility to particular joints and muscle groups that have become weak & inflexible as a result of surgery. Includes manual physiotherapy & gentle modified exercises to maximise recovery from surgery, education and functional guidance for home & work
Adjuvant Cancer Treatment Phase
Designed to improve energy levels & maintain health during cancer treatments.
This helps to reduce the impact on physical functioning & overall conditioning It aims to help patients manage fatigue, flexibility, strength & stamina to reduce time off work, muscle wasting & functional impairment. In addition to focusing on stretching and strengthening exercises for the upper & lower extremities, it contains workouts to improve abdominal strength & spinal stability; education about fatigue management, home & work-based modifications & cardiovascular exercise.
Designed to facilitate overall conditioning to increase physical stamina after treatments are completed.
It aims to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength & flexibility to increase endurance, elevate the metabolism, & improve muscle tone & body composition. The exercise selection focuses on improving physical functioning to maximise recovery to return to work, & live a full & productive life. Education on fatigue management, return to work, sport and leisure activities.
Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapy can help you in a number of ways:
> Regain Strength & Mobility
> Ease Pain & Muscular Tension
> Shift Focus from Illness to Wellness
> Optimise Physical & Functional Recovery
> Reclaim Body Confidence & Control
> Reduce Treatment related Side Effects
> Increase Energy Levels & Improve Breathing
> Strengthen Core Muscles & Improve Posture
> Improve Physical Functioning & Maintain Independence
Our Services Include:
> Manual Physiotherapy
> Fatigue Management
> Resistance Training
> Exercise Prescription
> Individualised Clinical Pilates
> Physical and Functional Assessments