Melbourne Cancer Recovery
Mobile Cancer Care Melbourne
Hub and Spoke Health is excited to add Cancer Care to its list of services.
Cancer Care involves comprehensive support for individuals throughout their cancer journey. At Hub and Spoke Health, we offer specialised exercise interventions during and after cancer treatment to enhance physical well-being and manage treatment-related effects. Our tailored approach focuses on improving strength, mobility, and overall quality of life, providing essential support for individuals seeking to regain their health and vitality.
Exercise During and After Cancer Treatment
Dealing with cancer and undergoing chemotherapy can be physically and emotionally challenging. While cancer treatments like chemotherapy can cause various side effects, research has shown that exercise can play a crucial role in improving the physical and mental well-being of cancer patients. Exercise during cancer and chemotherapy has been found to have numerous benefits, from managing treatment-related side effects to improving overall quality of life.
Our clinicians are guided by The Cancer Exercise Toolkit, a best practice guide created by Dr Amy Dennett, A/Prof Catherine Granger, Dr Clarice Tang, Dr Christian Barton, Dr Christian Osadnik, Prof Nicholas Taylor and April Chiu.
Some of the Benefits of Exercising During/Post Chemotherapy
(D’ASCENZI ET AL., 2019)
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Embracing the journey of get back to doing the things you love
Hub and Spoke Health offers mobile physiotherapy and exercise physiology services to help you on your journey to recovery. Our experienced Melbourne clinicians can provide you with a customised exercise program that is tailored to your individual needs and can be completed in the comfort of your own home. We understand the challenges of cancer treatment and aim to support and guide you every step of the way.
Some of the most common barriers to exercise during cancer treatment are the following. By travelling to you, Hub and Spoke Health can remove many of these barriers:
(Hefferon et al., 2013)
Contact Hub and Spoke Health today to learn more about how we can help you on your journey to recovery.
Mobile Cancer Care Melbourne
What Are The Benefits of Mobile Cancer Care?
Beyond the critical medical interventions, cancer care encompasses a comprehensive approach to address the physical, emotional, and psychological needs of individuals facing this challenging journey.
Managing Treatment-related Side Effects
Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can cause side effects such as fatigue, nausea, muscle weakness, and decreased physical function. However, regular exercise has been shown to help manage these side effects. Exercise can help reduce fatigue by improving cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, and endurance, which can help patients feel less tired and more energised. Exercise can also help manage nausea by releasing endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good hormones, which can help reduce feelings of nausea and vomiting.
Improving Physical Function
Cancer and chemotherapy can sometimes lead to a decline in physical function, which can impact daily activities and quality of life. However, exercise can help improve physical function during cancer treatment. Regular exercise, including aerobic exercise, resistance training, and flexibility exercises, can help maintain muscle strength, joint flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness. This can allow cancer patients to maintain their independence, perform daily activities with ease, and enhance their overall quality of life.
Enhancing Emotional Well-being
Cancer and chemotherapy can take a toll on a patient’s mental health, leading to increased stress, anxiety, and depression. Exercise has shown to have a positive impact on emotional well-being during cancer treatment. Exercise promotes the release of endorphins, which can improve mood and reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Regular exercise has also been associated with improved sleep quality, which is essential for overall well-being. Exercise can provide a healthy outlet for coping with the emotional challenges of cancer and chemotherapy, and can help patients feel more resilient and empowered.
Boosting Immune Function
Cancer and chemotherapy can weaken the immune system, making patients more susceptible to infections and illnesses. However, exercise has shown to have immune-boosting effects. Regular exercise can help improve immune function by increasing the production of immune cells, enhancing their function, and reducing inflammation. This can help patients better withstand the challenges of cancer treatment and reduce the risk of infections and complications.
Promoting Long-term Health
Regular exercise during cancer and chemotherapy can also have long-term health benefits. Exercise has been associated with a reduced risk of cancer recurrence and improved overall survival rates in some types of cancer. Exercise can also help manage other chronic health conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, which are risk factors for cancer and can impact long-term health outcomes. Incorporating exercise as a lifestyle habit during and after cancer treatment can promote better long-term health and well-being.
We provide quality NDIS support
As a registered NDIS provider & Home Care Package provider, we offer tailored care and assistance to help people with disability live life to the fullest. We’ll work with you to create a plan that meets your specific needs and helps you reach your goals.
Contact Hub & Spoke Health today for more information or to schedule a consultation.
Our mobile Allied Health services
Our Hub & Spoke practitioners will bring their equipment with them so you get the full benefit of a clinic visit without leaving your home. The biggest benefit of assessing you at home is we get to understand your home environment. As a result, we can make instant changes to anything that could be contributing to your aches and pains, or restrictions in movement.
Our initial consultations run for 1-hour and follow-up appointments for 30-45 minutes, potentially reducing the number of visits you’ll need and providing value for money.
We’ll bring our experience and equipment to your home to provide the best evidence-based Physiotherapy to support you to move and live better.
Mobile Exercise Physiotherapy
We have a deep understanding of fitness, exercise prescription, dosage, anatomy, physiology and most importantly, we prevent you from re-injuring yourself.
Mobile Art Therapy
Art Therapy uses the creative process of art to enhance the emotional and physical well-being of both children and adults, and can be delivered in the comfort of your own home. We bring all art supplies with us so that it's just like being in a studio.
Mobile Music Therapy
Music therapy is a clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals and can be delivered in the comfort of your own home. Our music therapists bring an array of instruments with them, to cater for any therapeutic musical preference.
We come to you across
Melbourne & Surrounds
We provide home visits to most regions within metropolitan Melbourne, including the CBD
Our team is led by Benjamin Gold (Physiotherapist) and Nicole Iglicki (Social Worker). Both Nicole and Ben also operate a home-based physiotherapy service in New York City – HPT NYC.