With the estimation that 1 in 2 people will develop cancer at some point in their lifetime each of us will likely experience or know someone who is or has been affected by cancer.
Cancer and its treatment can take its toll on ones health, function and well-being causing a range of physical symptoms, which can include cancer related fatigue (CRF), arthralgia & breathlessness to name but a few.
These long-lasting symptoms may arise during treatment or even years later: 78% of people experience at least one of these symptoms in the 12 months following. It has been proven that physical activity improves quality of life for cancer patients, regardless of the type or stage of their disease or timing in their treatment pathway.
At Six Physio we want to improve the quality of life of people who are living with or beyond cancer: enabling a return to pre-diagnosis level of function, whether this is returning to ones’ daily tasks or competitive sport.
A specialist oncology physio is a cancer physiotherapist who has the necessary skill set and knowledge to help with these physical side effects of cancer or its treatment.
Oncology physiotherapy is effective in alleviating some of the distressing symptoms such as fatigue, which debilitates 70%-100% of all cancer patients. Physiotherapy throughout the Breast Cancer pathway is also extremely effective in resolving Axillary Web Syndrome (also known as cording) and reducing post-surgical scar tissue or soft tissue tightness as a result of radiotherapy.
There are always so many questions to ask, so fire away, we want to improve the quality of life of people who are living with or beyond cancer.
Kevin O'Sullivan – 24th April 2019
Leonie is excellent. She is realistic as well as encouraging. Efficient yet courteous. Informative, interesting and effective.
James Upton – 24th April 2019
Both physio’s, Jonathan and Katherine, are professional, empathetic and committed to your safe recovery! Fully recommended.
Charlotte – 24th April 2019
Six Physio has been exceptionally professional and I have been able to see consistent progress over a fairly short time span.
Phoebe Neil-Martin – 24th April 2019
Overall I have had a very good experience with Six. Tom and Jules are great to work with and have provided me with a lot…
Hannah – 24th April 2019
I can always trust the team at Six Physio to provide incredible service and advice. I wouldn't go anywhere else!
D T – 24th April 2019
Happy so far good atmosphere good decor good physios maybe magazines in waiting room could be upgraded ?
Anonymous – 24th April 2019
I have had physio with Dav and also Jenny and they have both given me excellent treatment and been very clear throughout the process about…
Rachel McIntyre – 24th April 2019
Fitted me in immediately and listened to my needa and concerns. Gve me some exercises to do to try and avoid me coming back again!!