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.
Toni – 13th December 2018
Very thorough consultation, I felt really listened to in terms of the physical problems I was having, and the exercises prescribed have been so helpful.
Maha – 12th December 2018
Six physio are excellent in every way , whether it is their Pilate classes or physio treatments.
Andy Martyin – 12th December 2018
I'm starting to feel like one of those old vintage cars - they need a bit of work from time to time. Your mechanics have…
Yanita Oparlakova – 12th December 2018
I’ve been a regular patient for more than a year now and the team in the Monument office has helped me immensely. They have always…
Valentina – 12th December 2018
I wasn’t contacted after my appointment- as promised - to receive the exercise plan. The visit was a bit rushed and no follow up at…
Suad mohamed – 12th December 2018
Francesca is brilliant at communicating effectively and helps me to understand what the issue is and how best to resolve it without all the medical…
Tola Ogunlesi – 12th December 2018
Great experiences with both Tomas Whyatt and Georgie Adams. Not just a matter of great treatment and pain relief, but they were both very forthcoming…
Armand de Lambilly – 5th December 2018
My 6 on q2 was because I’m not completely finished so I’ll have to see how it goes. But the service is really friendly and…