Physiotherapy Cancer Care
- A unique physiotherapy service for people living with cancer

What are the benefits of physiotherapy?

There are a number of key benefits of being treated by a physiotherapist specialising in people living with cancer:

Specialist knowledge, expertise and experience

Specialist skills to aid reduction of symptoms such as pain, fatigue, nausea and breathlessness

Advice and support to prevent any unnecessary discomfort or anxiety

Ability to tailor individual treatment plans to meet your needs

Education in self-management of your symptoms

Reduction of joint stiffness and deterioration of muscle strength through gentle exercises appropriate to your condition

Therapeutic soft tissue mobilisation

What symptoms can be managed?

Breathlessness

Pain

Nausea

Fatigue

Decreased muscle strength

Decreased joint mobility

Decreased mobility

Anxiety and loss of control

What treatments are available?

Tailored rehabilitation including pre and post surgery

Specific individualised exercise programmes

Soft tissue mobilisation including massage

Stretching and strengthening exercises

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) to help manage pain and / or nausea

The non-pharmacological approach to breathlessness

Stress and anxiety management

Moving and handling advice

What services can Physiotherapy Cancer Care offer?

Specialist advice and intervention

Examination and assessment

Treatment plans individually tailored to suit your needs

Rehabilitation programmes designed within your capabilities to achieve your goals

The non-pharmacological approaches to breathlessness, pain and nausea management