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Oncology Rehab Program

Updated: Jul 18

Helps patients overcome the significant physical, functional and psychological impairments suffered after cancer surgery and treatment.


There is overwhelming positive evidence behind exercise for improving quality of life and survivorship rates after cancer diagnosis.


Hi, I'm Emma, PINC & STEEL Cancer Rehab Physio, Pilates & Fitness Instructor and Yoga Therapist.


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What is Cancer Rehab & how can it help you?


Physical impairments which may be relatively easily addressed if detected early can become difficult to treat when they are left to progress over weeks, months and years.


Most cancer survivors are living with physical problems from their treatment, which often go undetected and untreated.


Cancer survivors face an increased risk of extended health problems, premature mortality and harsh side effects from treatment.


There is a growing body of literature supporting cancer rehabilitation and its potential to alleviate or prevent physical impairment and functional decline.


Rehabilitation also addresses:

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

  • Anxiety and depression

Evidence supports a non pharmacological approach being a safer and more effective method of treatment for all 3 problems.


Cancer rehabilitation programs provide individualised, prescribed rehabilitation helping patients heal as well as possible and function at an optimal level during all stages of treatment and recovery from rehab to post op, recovery and fitness.


We shift focus from illness to wellness.


Exercise and physical activity are a self empowering intervention incorporated into treatment and support.


Physical activity is beneficial, increases fitness and survival rates and assists with symptom management in all cases, improving physical abilities make to most out of life.



Preventative rehabilitation begins early after cancer diagnosis, where there is no significant physical impairment but therapy is started to prevent functional loss.


Restorative rehabilitation involves comprehensive restoration of maximum function.


Supportive rehabilitation increases self care skills, mobility and provides exercises to prevent the effects of immobilisation.


Palliative rehabilitation increases or maintains the comfort and function of patients with terminal cancer.

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Image showing a male oncology patient in rehab stretching with a Physiotherapist supporting


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