Research confirms that exercising can help you not just survive but thrive during and after cancer. There is extensive evidence that exercise can be one of your most important cancer treatments. Starting or maintaining an exercise programme can empower you to move out of a more passive patient role.

It is recommended that any person with cancer first discuss an exercise program with their health care provider. Once you have the green light, we are here for you. At The Boxgrove Clinic we have specialist Physiotherapists who can help advise you with exercise and can help get you back on your feet. Documented benefits include, reduced depressions and anxiety, increased energy and strength and reduced pain.

If you have had surgery or reconstructive surgery, Physiotherapy should be started immediately. There are some common effects after surgery that physiotherapy, massage therapy and fascial manipulation can help with. These include:

  • Scars
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Fitness levels
  • Cording/seroma
  • Anxiety

Massage therapy can assist with reducing stress, anxiety and pain. There is a common misconception that massage may spread cancer around the body, and whilst direct massage to a tumour should be avoided, there is more to the body than the tumour itself.

Fascial manipulation is a specific, connective tissue treatment, which restores muscular balance and movement control.

We have a great team of therapists at The Boxgrove Clinic who are willing to discuss your needs, please do contact us and we will build you a personal plan.