Cancer Treatment in Physiotherapy

Cancer Treatment in Physiotherapy

Rehabilitation following breast cancer treatment is essential for the best recovery outcomes as surgery and radiotherapy can cause a lot of muscle tightness and pain around the wound, creating stiffness in the chest, shoulder and neck. You may experience difficulty lifting your arm over your head, putting on your bra or even taking a deep breath. Physiotherapy is often necessary to fully recover from these procedures. We receive referrals from G.P.s and consultants but you can just book an appointment as you do not need a referral to attend for treatment.

Aerobic exercise such as walking, cycling, or swimming, has been shown to decrease cancer-related fatigue, improve quality of life, reduce cognitive impairments associated with various cancer therapies, improve cardiovascular outcomes, and improve sleep dysfunction.

Our physiotherapists are trained to deal with all aspects of physiotherapy for cancer rehabilitation. Between the use of gentle massage techniques, exercise therapy and advice we will help you to regain pain free movement and function, making a full recovery.

Physiotherapy can help to:
- Prevent swelling in the arm and hand
- Improve shoulder and neck range of movement
- Reduce hypersensitivity and tenderness around the scar
- Regain full strength and function of your arm
- Reduce chest and upper back pain and stiffness
- Give you a better understanding of your symptoms through education


Physiotherapy can play a supportive role for individuals undergoing or recovering from cancer treatment. Seek specialized care at our physiotherapy clinic if you experience issues such as fatigue, reduced mobility, or musculoskeletal challenges due to cancer or its treatment. Our clinic provides assessments and personalized physiotherapy interventions aimed at improving functional capacity, managing symptoms, and enhancing overall well-being during the cancer journey.

Specialized physiotherapy care at our clinic for individuals with a history of cancer involves a comprehensive assessment to address specific challenges related to treatment. Treatment may include exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and endurance, as well as techniques to manage fatigue. Individuals can expect personalized sessions focused on enhancing overall physical function, reducing treatment-related side effects, and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Yes, physiotherapy at our clinic can include exercises and lifestyle recommendations to support the recovery and ongoing well-being of individuals with a history of cancer. Our physiotherapists may provide guidance on maintaining physical activity, managing fatigue, and addressing specific concerns related to treatment. These interventions aim to empower individuals with tools for ongoing self-management and overall health.

Physiotherapy at our clinic is beneficial for individuals at various stages of the cancer journey, including those in remission or dealing with long-term effects of cancer. Our approach is tailored to each individual's unique needs, aiming to provide support, enhance function, and promote overall well-being. Whether the individual is undergoing treatment, in remission, or dealing with long-term effects, physiotherapy can be a valuable component of their holistic care plan.