South Perth Physiotherapy PINC Cancer Rehab Program

What is the PINC Program?

The PINC program is an individualised and specialised, exercise-based rehabilitation program for cancer patients. Delivered by certified PINC Cancer Rehab Physiotherapists, the PINC Program encourages longer-term engagement in physical activity for cancer survivors. The PINC program has also been designed to give women with cancer strength through individualised rehabilitation programs.

The PINC Pilates / Rehabilitation Program

  • Each session is designed to suit the needs of the patient on the specific day
  • PINC Pilates focuses on the individual needs of the patient and ensures that a caring and safe environment is created for each patient
  • A thorough assessment is done on the first session (approximately an hour)
  • Following sessions run for half an hour (sometimes an hour where necessary)

The PINC program has also been designed to give women with cancer strength through individualised rehabilitation programs.

Benefits of the PINC Cancer Rehab Program

Fact: there is no medication or treatment that can positively influence as many body systems as exercise can

An exercise pill would be the most widely prescribed medication in the world

Cancer patients would be shocked if they knew just how much of a benefit physical activity could have on their recovery and long term health, in some cases reducing the chances of having to go through the grueling ordeal of treatment all over again.” – Prof Rod MacLeod, Hibiscus Hospice

Research shows that remaining physically active is a very important component in your recovery from cancer and the effects of its treatment. Avoiding inactivity is key.

A combination of over 60 randomised controlled trials demonstrates strong evidence of exercise as an effective therapy to counteract cancer treatment-related side effects and improving a patient’s functional ability and quality of life, regardless of the stage of the cancer.

Further research has also shown that Exercise may:

Reduced Risk

Exercise after a cancer diagnosis is associated with a reduction in cancer related death by up to 44%

Reduce Recurrence

Exercise may also reduce the risk of cancer recurrence by up to 35%

Helps with Side Effects

Exercise is the number one treatment for the most common and debilitating side effects of cancer

Improve Effectiveness

Emerging data that exercise during cancer treatments can improve the effectiveness & completion rates of chemotherapy

*Prue Cormie, Eva M Zopf, Xiaochen Zhang, Kathryn H Schmitz, The Impact of Exercise on Cancer Mortality, Recurrence, and Treatment-Related Adverse Effects, Epidemiologic Reviews, Volume 39, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages 71–92, https://doi.org/10.1093/epirev/mxx007

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