The Explore individual rehabilitation programs are chronologically formatted into 4 phases. Timing of each phase is dependent upon your physical condition, the length of the healing process, the type of surgery involved, and the courses of adjuvant treatments.
- Pre Op Phase : Designed to prepare you for your upcoming cancer surgery
- Post Op Phase : Designed to assist in the healing process of clients who are recently post surgery or undergoing treatments. To restore strength and flexibility to particular joints and muscle groups that have become weak and inflexible as a result of surgery. It incorporates breathing techniques and gentle exercises modified to maximize recovery from surgery.
- Recovery Phase : Designed to help improve energy levels and general well being during cancer treatments. It aims to help clients manage fatigue, restore post op flexibility and strength. In addition to focusing on stretching and strengthening exercises for the upper body, it contains workouts for the lower extremities, abdominal strengthening and spinal stability.
- Fitness Phase : Designed to facilitate overall conditioning and to increase physical stamina. Aims to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength and flexibility to increase endurance, elevate the metabolism, improve muscle tone and body composition. It contains workouts for the upper and lower extremities, abdominal strengthening and spinal stability. Designed to motivate and encourage good exercise habits for life.
Our Next Steps and Paddle On programs are group programs specially designed for people who have finished their main cancer treatment and want to take the next steps on their road to recovery.
We recommend you see a Explore Physiotherapist first to assess your suitability for these programs.