Every 2 minutes, someone in the UK receives a cancer diagnosis.
That’s a frightening statistic but fortunately cancer survival rates have doubled in the past 40 year and more than 50% of people now diagnosed with cancer will survive 10 or more years. With cancer treatments evelolving, there are more and more people living with the ongoing effects of their treatment. People who need to return to work, continue their busy life as a parent or return to the sports and activities they love. Working with an oncology trained physiotherapist before, during and after treatment can be an invaluable part of life after a cancer diagnosis.
In fact, there is a growing body of evidence that supports the value of exercise rehabilitation to manage the side effects of treatment and improve outcomes. It is suitable to use at all stages of a person’s cancer diagnosis.
"I was set ‘homework’ to do in the form of exercises and Julie really helped me find ways that I could begin to feel more like my old self.”