October is breast cancer awareness month
Recent scientific literature has shown that rehabilitation improves pain, function, quality of life, and can alleviate physical impairments at every stage along the course of treatment.
There is a growing body of literature supporting cancer rehabilitation and its potential to alleviate or prevent physical impairment and functional decline in cancer patients.
PINC and STEEL Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapists, like Ebony Hornibrook, are in the perfect position to screen clients during each phase of their treatment and treat impairments or refer on to other rehabilitation providers such as lymphoedema specialists or occupational therapists where necessary.
- 1 in 4 cancer survivors report poor physical health
- 1 in 10 cancer survivors report poor mental health
- In 163 women with breast cancer 92% had 1 or more physical impairment with fewer than 30% receiving rehab
- 63% of cancer survivors of 10 of the most common cancers reported the need for at least 1 rehab service
To raise funds for cancer research, we are holding a pink themed morning tea at Revive Ashgrove.
Cupcakes will be provided by Cakes by Judy C and we will have tea, scones, pikelets and other yummy morning tea food. If you would like to join us, please RSVP to reception, 3366 0500 or on Facebook.