Cancer is a group of diseases that encompass the growth of cells in the body abnormally and this has the capability of spreading to or invading another part of the body.
How Does Physiotherapy in Oncology Work?
There are ways that physiotherapists experienced in oncology can help people with cancer. They will work with the person to help them to be as active as possible and address the common side effect of tiredness by making the exercise programme gradual. There is some evidence that exercise can help lessen the risk of the cancer coming back. By regaining strength it can help the person return to activities of daily life and work, hobbies and sport.
There is clinical evidence that physiotherapy and exercise can improve quality of life for people with cancer and can be useful at any stage. Lymphoedema massage and compression advice and exercise to help combat fatigue are particularly useful.
Pain can be a factor and physiotherapists have a number of skills in treatment and advice that can help to reduce the pain.
What Exercises in Oncology Physiotherapy are Available?
Different exercises are introduced depending on the patient. The aim will be to maintain mobility and strength as much as possible but precautions need to be taken into account when having chemotherapy and exercising, which the physiotherapist will be able to explain.
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Pepi qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1996 with a degree in Physiotherapy from the Medical University Medical College Plovdiv Bulgaria. After working for 1 year in Medical University Hospital as rotational Physiotherapist, she moved to Greece where she w...
Florence qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2006 from the University of East London. She began her Physiotherapy career at a busy District General Hospital in London. She has worked in many specialities and has chosen to focus on working in a domicilia...
James initially qualified as a Sport and Exercise Scientist in 2003 and subsequently qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2008. These two qualifications have complemented each other in his treatment of a wide range of patients from the sedentary to the high level athlete. H...
Maria qualified as a Physiotherapist from the University of Thessaloniki in Greece in 2001 and started working in 2002 as a Paediatric and adult Physiotherapist. In 2003 she gained her postgraduate specialisation as Neurodevelopmental Therapist ...
Julie qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from University of Limerick, Ireland . She commenced her career to work as a physiotherapist in the NHS. As a rotational physiotherapist, she gained exeperience in a variety of specialities. In the Trusts that she ha...
Kemi qualified as a Physiotherapist from the College Of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria in 2007. She moved to the UK and started work as a Physiotherapy at a hospital in Brentwood, Essex. She then went on to working her junior years in the communi...
Bhawna qualified as a Chartered physiotherapist in 2007 from Delhi University, India and then pursued her interest in neuroscience and completed M.Sc. Neurorehabilitation from Brunel University,London in 2009. She has been working in the UK in NHS, ...
Ed Howes qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2012 from the University of East Anglia, in the UK. Having worked in a variety of settings: Outpatients, hospitals, community, accident and emergency, clinics and sporting environments, Ed has developed a rang...
Maria graduated in 2007 and has been specializing in Neurophysiotherapy since then. She has started a MSc Biomechanics course and has a strong interest in gait and posture of the Elderly. Her work includes rehabilitation after injury or surgery, treatment of joi...
Abu Ambia qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2009 from St George’s University of London. He has worked within the NHS, social services and private sector – specialising in Musculoskeletal, Orthopaedics, Elderly Care and Post-operative Rehabilitation. H...