Move over Cancer
For the rising number of cancer survivors worldwide, there is growing and irrefutable evidence that exercise is an essential part of recovery. In a recent position statement, The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) has recommended that “Exercise be embedded as part of standard practice in cancer care and be viewed as an adjunct therapy that helps counteract the adverse effects of cancer and its treatment.”
In particular, they have endorsed as best practice, the referral of someone diagnosed with cancer to a health care professional who is experienced in cancer care.
Our Physiotherapists at The Joint are certified PINC and STEELE Cancer Care Physiotherapists.
We can assist you with individual tailored care to minimise negative effects during and maximise your recovery after treatment by:
- Reducing cancer related fatigue and improving energy levels
- Improving and maintaining a healthy body weight
- Managing side effects of surgical and medical treatment including peripheral neuropathy, cognitive impairment, pain, scar tissue, lymphoedema
- Reducing nausea, anxiety and depression
- Improving mood and mental wellbeing
- Improving muscle mass, strength and bone mineral density
- Improving your quality of life
- Reducing the risk of cancer recurrence
If you or someone you know is undergoing cancer treatment, please contact us to learn more about our PINC and STEELE Cancer Rehabilitation.
Here are some great resources and more information around the great benefits exercise has during cancer treatment:
Clinical Oncology Society of Australia- Position statement on Exercise in Cancer