Cancer Wellness Services
We provide a caring and supportive environment by offering a range of personalised services and wellness programs to help our patients during the cancer treatment and recovery process.
Our evidence-based programs are designed to provide our patients with needed physical and emotional support, including information and strategies to cope with various challenges they may face during and after cancer diagnosis.
Our wide range of exercise and wellness programs are delivered by a team of experienced dieticians, exercise physiologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, a psychologist and rehabilitation experts. Our on-site gym is fully equipped and is designed so our qualified staff can create individualised programs to help achieve realistic goals to;
- Improve and maximise wellbeing
- Maintain muscle and bone strength
- Manage weight loss or weight gain
- Improve and maintain independence
- Increase energy levels
- Learn effective relaxation strategies
Importance of Exercise During and After Cancer Treatment
Research shows that exercise has many benefits during and after cancer treatments. It can reduce the impact of side effects, enhance recovery and improve quality of life, as well as significantly improve physical and emotional well-being.
Being physically active along with eating a healthy diet also improves the ability to cope with treatment and can reduce the risk of cancer recurrence for some cancer types.
The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia recommends patients partake in supervised strength training sessions as well as aiming to exercise for 20-30 minutes three to five days per week. We recommend speaking with your treating doctor to find out how you can be supported by exercise on your cancer treatment journey.
Oncology Group Exercise Program - Cancer Care Plus
Treatment for cancer can affect energy levels and often interferes with people’s ability to maintain their usual exercise routines. We provide patients with the opportunity to maintain their fitness, muscle and bone strength in a relaxed supportive environment. This has many benefits including physical, emotional and spiritual health.
This program is based at Beleura Private Hospital and consists of 10 sessions (2 per week) in a small group setting. It is guided and supervised by a qualified exercise physiologist or physiotherapist. It is individually tailored the meet each person’s needs and goals.
Oncology Rehabilitation Day Program
We offer patients a comprehensive program aimed at increasing independence and self-confidence, physically, emotionally and spiritually. A range of sessions are offered and delivered by experienced dietitians, exercise physiologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and a psychologist. Each session is designed to address issues commonly experienced by people who have been through cancer treatment.
The program runs weekly for 6 – 8 weeks and is based at Beleura Private Hospital.
*Due to restrictions from COVID-19 – we are currently offering 1:1 assessment and exercise sessions with a physiotherapist via telehealth