Shanee Fleischer (Physiotherapist) has recently completed her PINC oncology rehabilitation certification, and is excited to be offering these services at Caulfield Natural Health Clinic.

What is PINC Cancer rehabilitation?

The PINC program is designed to help support women affected by all types of cancer, throughout all stages of their cancer treatment and recovery. It is delivered by certified PINC Physiotherapists and provides a full range of services designed to care, support and guide women through every stage of their treatment and recovery, to ultimately help improve quality of life, strength and sense of wellbeing.

Shanee will work with you to create a rehabilitation program to suit your stage of recovery. The sessions can include; manual physiotherapy, graduated resistance training, individualised clinical pilates, fatigue management and exercise prescription. These sessions can help you:

? Optimise your physical and functional recovery

? Ease pain and muscular tension

 ? Regain strength, flexibility and confidence in your body

 ? Improve your core strength and posture

? Learn exercises to enhance your own recovery after surgery and prevent long term problems

? Increase energy levels and improve your general fitness

? Achieve your own fitness goals with an individualised, safe training program

? Improve physical functioning, and maintain independence

? Reduce treatment related side effects

? Shift focus from illness to wellness

The PINC Program is chronologically formatted into 4 phases. Timing of each phase is dependent upon your physical condition, the length of the healing process, the type of surgery involved, and the courses of adjuvant treatments.

? Pre Op Phase ? Designed to prepare you for your upcoming cancer surgery

? Post op phase – Designed to assist in the healing process of clients who are recently post surgery or undergoing treatments. To restore strength and flexibility to particular joints and muscle groups that have become weak and inflexible as a result of surgery

 ? Recovery phase – Designed to help improve energy levels and general well being during cancer treatments. It aims to help clients manage fatigue, restore post op flexibility and strength

? Fitness phase – Designed to facilitate overall conditioning and to increase physical stamina. Aims to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength and flexibility to increase endurance, elevate the metabolism, improve muscle tone and body composition.

These sessions are suitable for women affected by cancer, after any type of cancer surgery or treatment, and accommodate all ages, fitness levels and mobility.

For more information contact Shanee on 9528-3994

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