Oncology Physiotherapy is about improving the strength, quality of life and wellbeing of people diagnosed with cancer.
Our PINC Certified Oncology Physiotherapist cares, supports and guides you through every stage of your treatment and recovery. Your assessment is tailored to suit your individual diagnosis and treatment, and your Physio will work with you to create a rehabilitation program to suit your particular needs and goals.
The session may include things like:
- Manual hands on physiotherapy treatment
- Musculoskeletal and functional assessments
- Scar management
- Pelvic floor muscle training
- An individualized exercise program for strength, mobility and conditioning
- Breathing technique education
- One on one Clinical Pilates
- Fatigue management strategies
- A plan for returning to sport, exercise or hobbies, and
- Support and guidance in getting you back to doing the things you love!
Who Can Participate In Oncology Physio?
Anyone with a cancer diagnosis can see our Oncology Physiotherapist. Whether it’s before your cancer treatment or surgery, after your surgery, during your treatment, or after your treatment has finished. The focus is on your individual needs and what matters most to you. We provide support to the whole person, not just the area affected by cancer.
How Can A Cancer Trained Physiotherapist Help?
Some examples of things we can help you with might be:
- Easing pain and muscular tension
- Regaining strength and mobility (either post surgery, or post treatment)
- Increasing energy levels and improve breathing
- Strengthening your core muscles and improve your posture
- Improve physical functioning and maintain independence
- Reclaim your body confidence and control
- Reduce treatment related side effects
- Shift the focus from illness to wellness, and
- Live as fully and actively as possible!
Evidence tells us that greater levels of exercise after cancer is associated with a reduction in cancer related death by nearly 50%. Exercise may also reduce the risk of cancer recurrence by up to 35% and is the number one treatment for reducing the most common and debilitating side effects post treatment.
Have a question for the phyx. team?
- Although a referral is not required for private clients, if you have one, please still bring it.
- Any relevant scans (we may refer you for scans if required).
- We usually need to expose the area requiring treatment. Please wear loose comfortable clothing.
Attire – Wear comfortable clothing that you can move around in. Usually tights or loose comfortable clothing. Please, no crop tops.
Hydrate – So we can reduce the waste of disposable plastic cups, please bring your own water bottle. We have a filter tap you can use.
Hygiene – Pilates grips socks for hygiene and safety. If you would like to bring your own reformer mat, you may.
We have ample free parking on site.
For private clients, no referral is required. For DVA, workcover claims, 3rd party insurance claims and Medicare EPC, then a referral from your doctor is required.
Yes. We have onsite Hicaps facilities so you are able to claim your rebate on the day. Please remember to bring your card with you.
Our approach to Pilates is from a physiotherapy view point. Our focus is on working hard, mindfully and with correct technique and breathing.
During your initial appointment we will cover all or some of the following:
- Get to know you, any injuries that we need to consider, your goals.
- Correct Pilates Breathing.
- Posture – How to adopt the correct posture in standing, side lye, on your back and in sitting.
- Core education – Ensuring correct technique and determining its baseline strength (TA and Pelvic floor).
- Neutral spine – What is neutral spine, its importance and determining your neutral.
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Steph & the Phyx. team