South Perth Physiotherapy STEEL Cancer Rehab Program

The STEEL program for men is a program that helps in re-strengthening for men with cancer. Delivered by certified STEEL Cancer Rehab Physiotherapists, the STEEL program provides individualised, prescribed rehabilitation to men diagnosed with cancer. The focus of the STEEL program is in helping male patients heal as well as possible and to function at optimal levels through every stage of their treatment and recovery.

The STEEL Program

The STEEL Pilates / Rehabilitation Program

  • STEEL Cancer Rehab Physiotherapist assesses patient individually
  • Work with patient in creating a suitable rehabilitation program, depending on stage of recovery
  • Sessions can include a combination of services including: Manual physiotherapy, graduated resistance training, individualised clinical pilates, fatigue management and exercise prescription.
  • STEEL Cancer Rehab Physiotherapist helps and monitor closely to help you feel more in control of your body and life again.

Men’s rehabilitation needs are different to women’s. Regaining physical strength and stamina can really help men with the mental stuff as well!

Benefits of the STEEL 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,

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