Physiotherapists are experts in finding the best ways for cancer patients to be active, improve independence and enhance quality of life. This may involve exercise programmes or advice on everyday activities. With some cancers, research has shown that being active can reduce the risk of it coming back and increase your chances of surviving. Specialist physiotherapists can also help with problems and possible treatment side effects such as pain, fatigue and breathlessness. For cancer patients of working age, physiotherapy can help you gain enough strength and mobility to return to work.
Physiotherapists deal with human function and movement and help people to achieve their full physical potential. They use physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore wellbeing.
The chartered physiotherapists working at Velindre Cancer Centre are experienced in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of physical problems that patients may develop as a result of their cancer and/or its treatment.