More and more people are being diagnosed with and surviving cancer. Treatment for cancer typically includes surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and/or endocrine (hormone) treatment. These treatments commonly cause many patients to develop undesirable side effects. These may lead to impairments such as pain, fatigue, restricted movement, lymphoedema, weakness and osteoporosis. Cancer treatment can also affect physical function and cardiovascular health. All these can have a significant negative impact on quality of life. Oncology Rehabilitation and exercise can help to reduce the impact of these side effects.

The Physio Clinic has physiotherapists who have completed comprehensive cancer rehabilitation courses through Pinc and Steel International. We also have a certified lymphoedema therapist, accredited with the Australasian Lymphology Association. Our therapists are skilled and passionate about assessing and rehabilitating people at all stages of their cancer journey.

Oncology rehabilitation services include:- 

  • Manual therapy
  • Lymphoedma massage
  • Compression casting
  • Individualised Exercise prescription and advice
  • Breathing training and education
  • Balance and safety assessments
  • Pain Education
  • Scar Management
  • Fatigue management

Oncology Rehabilitation services can help patients;-

  • Decrease pain and muscular tension
  • Optimise functional ability
  • Increase strength, range of movement and physical activity levels
  • Improve energy levels and breathing patterns
  • Reduce treatment related side effects

Find out more about Pinc and Steel international

And Australasian Lymphology Association.

Available at the following clinics