Our cancer rehabilitation team is here to support you if you are living with and beyond cancer. Our physiotherapists and rehabilitation specialists will help you to maintain and improve your physical fitness, wellbeing and quality of life.
When cancer rehabilitation is recommended
It is well-known that being physically active before, during and after treatment helps to maximize the outcomes of cancer treatment, as well as minimising treatment consequences and symptoms. The need for rehabilitation starts at the point of diagnosis by helping patients prepare for treatment or surgery (‘pre-habilitation’), and those who participate in cancer rehabilitation during and beyond treatment may experience a fuller and quicker recovery.
Your specialist nurse will use your completed Holistic Needs assessment to identify that you would like support with your physical activity and fitness. You can be referred or self-refer to our programme at any stage of your cancer care with Nuffield Health.
What to expect from our cancer rehabilitation programme
Our 12-week cancer rehabilitation programme includes:
- Physical assessment and fitness capacity test
- Complementary access to our Nuffield Health Barbican Fitness and Wellbeing Centre for the duration of your programme
- Subsidised Fitness and Wellbeing membership rates on completion of your rehabilitation programme
- Weekly supervised exercise sessions with our clinicians
- A tailored plan for creating your healthy lifestyle
Your journey begins with a comprehensive assessment of your health including a physical assessment and fitness capacity test. We will work with you to identify and prioritise any lifestyle changes you wish to make.
Our cancer rehabilitation programme offers 12 weeks of supervised exercise in the state-of-the-art facilities at The Barbican Fitness and Wellbeing Centre within our London City Campus. All our specialist physiotherapists and fitness professionals have had specific training in cancer rehabilitation, so you will be in safe hands. Your exercise programme will be bespoke, at the right level for you and designed to help you reach your goals. We will help you gain not just fitness but confidence in knowing how to keep active safely.
If you have any questions about our cancer rehabilitation programme either for yourself or for a loved one, please don’t hesitate to contact us by using the form below. Our rehabilitation programme is provided without charge for those receiving their cancer care at Nuffield Health.