Cancer Prehabilitation and Exercise

Keeping active can help you cope with some of the side effects of cancer treatment, and recovery following treatment. It is often difficult to know what exercise to do and how often to do it. PhysioCare Holistics can give you specialist advice about this, and provide you with an individualised exercise programme to meet your goals. We also work with patients between diagnosis and the start of treatment, whether this be surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy to improve physical fitness and psychological wellbeing in the run up to treatment (prehabilitation).

As a CanRehab Specialist Exercise Instructor, and Pink Ribbon Post Rehab Exercise Specialist you are in safe hands. We offer both 1:1 and group exercise and rehabilitation sessions either in the comfort of your own home, or a private gym space in Handforth.

The Pink Ribbon course is a 6 week pilates based course. The programme is specifically aimed at women (and men) who are either recovering from breast cancer surgery, or have previously had breast cancer and continue to have limited range of movement or other issues which can be helped via targeted exercise. This course is available as 1-to-1 sessions or as a group session.

Whether you are new to exercise or are used to being active, regular physical activity can help you to feel better in lots of ways. For people living with or after cancer being physically active is safe and has lots of benefits. If your cancer is advanced being physically active may also help to improve your symptoms.

Exercise can help you to feel better in so many ways including:

  • Maximising your independence

  • Maintaining or improving your physical fitness

  • Reducing cancer related fatigue, stress and anxiety

  • Keeping your muscles as strong as possible

  • Improving appetite and reducing constipation

  • Helping you to sleep better

  • Maintaining your bone and heart health, and improving your circulation

  • Regaining some control back and a sense of being "normal" again

  • Improving your quality of life and self esteem

For some cancer types including breast and bowel cancer , being active may also reduce your risk of cancer.

DBS checked and a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP), the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), North West regional rep for the Association of Physiotherapists Working in Oncology and Palliative Care (ACPOPC), CanRehab Specialist Exercise Instructor, Pink Ribbon Post Rehab Exercise Specialist and a member of The International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA).



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