Physiotherapy is a dynamic profession, which uses a range of treatment techniques to restore movement and function within the body, maximising mobility and quality of life.

Physiotherapy can help you if you have problems with weakness, balance, or mobility either as a result of treatment, or because of the disease itself.

During your in-patient stay on the Haematology ward, you may be referred for an assessment by a Physiotherapist, if you have any of the following problems:

Breathing difficulties

General fatigue and weakness

Changes in mobility, balance and sensation

Joint stiffness or pain

Planning for home

As part of your treatment you may be given exercises, provided with walking aids and given specialist advice. We aim to help you improve, maintain or prevent problems which may occur.

The out-patient physiotherapy service is accessed through referral from your MDT/ clinic. You could either be seen by the Bexley Wing Physiotherapy service, or you could be referred to local services closer to home.

For general exercise advice please visit the following websites below:

http://www.cancernet.co.uk/exercise.htm

http://cancerhelp.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancer-questions/are-there-exercise-guidelines-for-cancer-patients

 http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinformation/Livingwithandaftercancer/Physicalactivity/Physicalactivity.aspx

 

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