Rehabilitation is now recognised as an essential part of the clinical pathway for those living with cancer and other life-limiting diseases, irrespective of what stage in the disease process a person is, especially as early diagnosis and new treatments are enabling patients to live longer.
Physiotherapy aims to maximise independence, well-being and quality of life, and minimise the extent to which troubling symptoms, caused by disease or its treatment, interferes with an individual’s day to day function.
The physiotherapists at Lewis-Manning Hospice have considerable experience of working with people who have been affected by these conditions. By working as part of the multi-disciplinary team here at Lewis-Manning the physiotherapists can help people set realistic goals to improve their current condition, adapt to their changing condition or anticipate and help prepare for potential disease progression.
The physiotherapists work very closely with other services run here including Day Hospice, Better Breathing and Lymphoedema clinics, so patients can easily access these if appropriate.