At diagnosis your Clinical Nurse Specialist will provide you with lots of information about many services available to you, including Active Against Cancer. They can refer you to us there and then. You can also self-refer through our website at any stage of your cancer journey.
Once we have received your referral Active Against Cancer will call you to arrange your initial assessment with one of our specialised physiotherapists.
Your initial one-on-one assessment will take place in one of our private treatment rooms, at Harrogate Sports and Fitness Centre. Our physio team will assess your mobility, fitness and address any concerns or questions you may have about the programme.
Together our team will decide which of our activities best suit your needs and will invite you along to the most relevant classes.
Our prehabilitation classes aim to optimise health and get all patients working towards achieving the recommended activity guidelines before surgery or starting treatment.
Our maintenance classes aim to keep you active and combat any fatigue and pain during your treatment period.
Our rehabilitation classes are designed to help you recover from treatment and/or surgery by rebuilding strength and fitness.
If and when you are able, Active Against Cancer can help you access many more exercise programmes, activity classes and gyms to help maintain your fitness for life!
Increased activity levels are associated with a reduction in the rate of some cancer recurrence.
We support recovery. Rehabilitation can help rebuild muscle mass and bone density which may have been lost during treatment.
Exercise helps to reduce fatigue and manage pain, reducing the impact of side effects of treatment
We support your Mental Wellbeing. Exercise can act as an outlet for stress, and releases endorphins, reducing the anxiety and depression often associated with a cancer diagnosis.
We improve your physical resilience and increase your aerobic capacity, muscle mass and bone density, so that your body is better able to cope with the physiological stress of surgery or treatment.