What does the PINC programme involve?
Lindsay is a certified PINC physiotherapist, who will carry out an assessment of each patient individually for physical impairments and effects of treatment is undertaken. A programme is then created to suit each patients particular stage in recovery.
It is suitable after any type of cancer surgery or treatment and appropriate for all ages and levels of fitness. The sessions can include manual therapy, clinical Pilates, fatigue management, home exercise programmes, scar management and integration into group classes.
Why is rehabilitation after a diagnosis of cancer so important?
After undergoing often gruelling and debilitating treatments, there is little helpor guidance for return to daily activities and exercise for patients with cancer.
Research shows appropriate rehabilitation has many benefits including optimising physical function, improving energy levels, reducing the side effects of cancer treatments and easing pain and muscular tension.