Oncology Occupational Therapy

Oncology Occupational Therapists address the side effects of cancer and its treatment that interfere with daily life. This can include:

  • Strategies to manage cancer related fatigue
  • Exercise and activity prescription
  • Return to work programs
  • Guidance managing cognitive imparements (chemo-brain)
  • Managing stress and anxiety with relaxation techniques
  • Readjusting to everyday life after cancer

Oncology dietitians can work with you to tailor individualised nutritional plans to promote recovery and rehabilitation, reduce chronic disease risk and optimise long term health and wellbeing.

Oncology Dietitian

Oncology dietitians provide expert nutrition counselling services to patients and their caregivers as an integral part of care and recovery after cancer. This includes managing treatment related side-effects such as:

  • Appetite changes
  • Weight Change (Weight gain or weight loss)
  • Oral Changes (Dry mouth, taste changes)
  • Digestive disturbances including nausea, constipation, diarrhoea and malabsorption
  • Fatigue
  • Identifying and correcting nutritional deficiencies

Exercise Physiology

Trying to restart an exercise routine or begin one is particularly difficult during and after cancer treatment. It may be the last thing on your mind as you deal with a myriad of other issues. There is very strong evidence that exercise is safe during and after cancer treatment and that it improves reduces cancer related fatigue, improves cardiovascular fitness, strength and overall health. Evidence from clinical studies indicates that exercise can improve body composition and quality of life, while reducing fatigue, depression and anxiety. Our exercise physiologist have many years’ experience at all cancer stages, with all cancer types while carefully considering each individual persons goals. Benefits include:

  • Improving energy levels
  • Improving mobility, balance and endurance
  • Strengthening muscles and bones and improved circulation
  • Reducing the risk of chronic disease

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