This Treatment can greatly improve quality of life for people with all types of cancer and at all stages of the disease.Physiotherapists are experts in finding the best ways for cancer patients to be active. This may involve exercise programmes or advice on everyday activities, such as climbing stairs or getting dressed.
With some cancers, research has shown that exercise can reduce the risk of it coming back and increase your chances of surviving.Specialist physios can also help with problems and possible treatment of side effects such as tiredness, osteoporosis and lymphoedema.
Physios also support cancer patients with managing pain. This is important, as pain can make you feel afraid to move or walk. Managing pain can also improve your quality of life. For cancer patients of working age, physiotherapy can help you gain enough strength and mobility to return to work.