Want to know more about the benefits of Cancer Rehabilitation?

Survival rates after cancer diagnoses have improved considerably over the past 30 years, so that cancer is now often termed a 'long term condition'. With the support of a team of highly qualified health professionals, cancer survivors are living long and healthier lives.
Cancer causes people to face unique health challenges that can impact on their physical and mental wellbeing. Under qualified supervision it is safe for people to engage in combined aerobic and resistance exercise before, during and after cancer treatments. They can train to a level that will improve physical fitness, restore physical function, enhance QOL and mitigate cancer related fatigue.   We also know that physical activity and exercise can significantly reduce the risk of cancer recurrence for many.

So what can Cancer Rehabilitation do to improve your quality of life?

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PHP Cancer Rehabilitation Programme aims to help you

  • Optimise physical and functional recovery

  • Ease pain and muscular tension

  • Regain strength and mobility

  • Improve management of cancer related fatigue

  • Improve breathing patterns

  • Strengthen core muscles and improve posture

  • Reclaim body confidence and control

  • Reduce negative physical & emotional impact of cancer treatments

  • Shift focus from illness to wellness

  • Stay motivated to remain physically active in the long term

PHP Cancer Rehabilitation services include

Physical and functional Assessments

One to One physiotherapy includes:

  • Pain management

  • Joint mobilisation

  • Hands on treatment for cording & scar management

  • Individualised Exercise rehab

Group Programmes

  • Aerobics & resistance Exercise

  • Stretching & balance work

  • Relaxation & Breathing

  • Education

  • Support & signposting to appropriate ongoing physical activity & exercise

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About Liz Yull and what she would like to share with you:

Liz Yull is state registered Physiotherapist with specialist training in Cancer Rehabilitation. She is a Pinc and Next Steps certified physiotherapist with Pinc & Steel International (https://pincandsteel.co.uk/). Liz is also currently enrolled in the CanRehab Physiotherapy qualification which is  UK based training organisation (https://www.canrehab.com/).

 

 Liz hopes to inspire and encourage people diagnosed with cancer to regain their emotional and physical strength and well-being and incorporate physical activity into their everyday life. Carefully considered, supervised exercise is safe during all stages of cancer treatment and beyond.

The research is undeniable: Exercise is so important for mental and physical well-being and quality of life following a cancer diagnosis.  A review in May 2017 of more than 100 studies involving tens of thousands of cancer patients worldwide found that mortalitiy rates among those who exercised regularly fell by up to 44%.  The risk of cancer recurrence dropped by up to 33%.  The side effects of chemotherapy are less pronounced.

Cormie P, Zopf EM, Zhang X, Schmidt K.  The Impact of Exercise on Cancer Mortality, Recurrence, and Treatment-Related Adverse Side Effects.  Epidemiological Reviews, Volume 39, Issue 1, 1 January 2017, Pages 71 - 92.

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