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Physiotherapy Session

CANCER REHABILITATION

With a growing population of cancer survivors, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists have a responsibility within our respective professions and to the public to be able to implement standardised care and evidence-based treatment to the patient population.

Our Principal Physiotherapist Amanda McDonald is a certified PINC Oncology Physiotherapist. Amanda has undergone extensive training through PINC and STEEL International and can provide safe and effective care for anyone affected by any type of cancer.

Each patient is assessed individually for physical impairments and the effects of their treatment. The sessions can include a combination of services including: Manual physiotherapy, scar management, graduated resistance training, clinical pilates, fatigue management, and exercise prescription.

The PINC and STEEL Cancer Rehabilitation Program is dedicated to improving the strength, quality of life and sense of wellbeing of men and women diagnosed with cancer. Find PINC resources here.

 

Main aims of the program:

  • Optimise physical and functional recovery

  • Ease pain and muscular tension

  • Regain strength and mobility

  • Increase energy levels and improve breathing

  • Strengthen core muscles and improve posture

  • Improve physical functioning and maintain independence

  • Reclaim body confidence and control

  • Reduce treatment related side effects and

  • Shift focus from illness to wellness

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