At PMPP our physiotherapist Ali Minichiello has completed further training in Cancer Rehabilitation and is able to assist clients throughout their cancer treatment recovery.
The cancer statistics these days are alarmingly high, and while we live in an era where, thankfully, a lot of people can achieve complete remission, there are many secondary complications of cancer treatment that can leave the person with pain, loss of function and poor quality of life. These may include painful surgical scars, poor strength/flexibility/joint range of movement, fatigue, low bone mineral density, poor self esteem/body image and altered breathing patterns which can feed into the cycle of anxiety and overwhelm.
Ali has a strong medical understanding of cancer pathophysiology, the various forms of cancer treatment, treatment side effects including fatigue, nausea, altered peripheral sensation, as well as the medical journey that people with cancer go through.
Ali helps patients to live life to the full as a cancer survivor. Depending on the person’s diagnosis, treatment, goals and prognosis, Cancer Rehabilitation sessions may involve a combination of hands-on physiotherapy to mobilise scar tissue, regain full joint range of movement and loosen tight muscles, breathing re-training, or creating an individualised home exercise program. Sessions may also involve using Clinical Exercise Classes in our exercise studio to undertake a tailored exercise program, which aims to improve general fitness and wellbeing, leaving the person feeling energised and confident.
Ali’s knowledge and skill set can assist people at any stage of their cancer journey – from early diagnosis, during or after cancer treatment, or even once in full remission and planning for the future.
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