Deconditioning is not uncommon during and after a cancer diagnosis. A one size treatment plan doesn’t fit all. Everyone’s cancer is different and everyone’s body reacts in a different ways, which is why an individualised rehabilitation plan is important.
Kate Jones is a qualified PINC Cancer rehabilitation Physiotherapist and can assist you with creating a rehabilitation program made for you.
PINC & STEEL is an international organisation dedicated to helping and providing strength to people going through or recovering from cancer.
Cancer rehabilitation and exercise can reduce side effects of the disease and debilitating cancer treatments, and can improve functional ability, quality of life and ultimately, survival.
We understand that while surviving cancer can be difficult, recovery can also become difficult if your body is deconditioned. We know some clients can find it difficult to complete certain exercise programs due to pain or fatigue levels. It is not uncommon to need regular rest breaks or exercise modifications on your road to recovery. Therefore, it is recommended you listen to your body and find a way you can keep moving and being active in any way possible to optimise your recovery.
Exercise is a safe and effective evidence-based intervention to counter the adverse effects of cancer and its treatment.
– Improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy and other cancer treatment, as well as minimising the side effects of these treatments
– Improve muscle and bone strength
– Lower your risk of cancer recurrence
– Improve your energy levels, mood and posture
– Improve your sleep
– Improve your quality of life
When people don’t get rehabilitated after cancer it can affect their ability to work, their families, their physical, emotional and social wellbeing and their long-term health. That’s where Baw Baw Physio & Fitness can help YOU. We want to get you back doing the things you love.
The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) released a position statement in May 2018 which recommends:
– All people diagnosed with cancer should avoid INACTIVITY
– Exercise should be standard practice in cancer care as a therapy to counteract the adverse side effects of cancer treatments
– Referral to an accredited exercise physiologist or physiotherapist with experience in cancer care to provide guidance on a suitable exercise program
– Progressing towards, and then maintaining at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise weekly (such as walking, cycling, swimming) PLUS
– Two to three resistance-based exercise sessions each week (such as Clinical Pilates, weight exercises at home or the gym).
– Exercise programs should be tailored to the individual’s abilities, needs and with consideration to the type of Cancer and treatment side effects.
Your Physiotherapist will work closely with other medical professionals involved in your care, minimise the risk of complications and maximise benefits.
– Hydrotherapy (if no risk of infection)
– Use of our reformer machines
– Pilates based gentle exercises
– Resistance bands
– Walking or Cardiovascular exercises
– Physiotherapy hands on treatment