The PINC Cancer Rehabilitation Program provides a comprehensive and tailored rehabilitation to women diagnosed with cancer; with the aims to facilitate optimal healing post operatively and to function at optimal levels through every stage of their treatment and recovery.
The aims of the PINC Program are to:
- Optimise physical and functional recovery
- Reclaim body confidence and control
- Reduce treatment related side effects
- Increase energy levels and improve breathing
- Strengthen core muscles and improve posture
- Improve physical functioning and maintain independence
- Ease pain and muscular tension
- Help regain strength and mobility
- Shift focus from illness to wellness
It is suitable after any type of cancer surgery or treatment and accommodates all ages, fitness levels and mobility.
During our Initial Consultation, we assess each client individually for physical impairments and the effects of their cancer treatment. We then work with each client to establish a rehabilitation program to suit their particular stage in recovery.
Each session can include a combination of services, such as:
- Manual physiotherapy
- Scar management
- Graduated resistance training
- Individually tailored Clinical Pilates
- Fatigue management
- Exercise prescription;
- Information and Education.
Research shows that remaining physically active is a very important component in your recovery from cancer and the effects of its treatment.
Treatments for cancer typically include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and endocrine therapies. The effects of these treatments commonly cause many patients to develop unwanted side effects which can lead to significant negative impacts on quality of life.
“Cancer patients would be shocked if they knew just how much of a benefit physical activity could have on their recovery and long term health, in some cases reducing the chances of having to go through the gruelling ordeal of treatment all over again.”
Prof Rod MacLeod, Senior Staff Specialist Hammond Care and Conjoint Professor in Palliative Care at University of Sydney