Rehab Beyond Cancer is a specialist physiotherapy service with the aim of improving the quality of life of people who are living with or beyond cancer by providing the expertise to enable them to perform work and/or former physical interests and hobbies at their individual optimum level.
Before starting Rehab Beyond Cancer, Lynn worked for 15 years as a specialist physiotherapist treating both in-patients and out-patients who were receiving treatment for cancer at the Institute of Oncology in Leeds. During this time, it became evident that despite reaching the end of their treatment, patients were struggling with work and/or their particular hobbies and interests. The obvious gap in the support provided at that particular time, along with her empathy and passion, has led Lynn to create Rehab Beyond Cancer.
Using the expertise and contacts developed over her time in oncology, Lynn aims to increase the quality of life for people affected by cancer. This support to obtain or maintain the persons optimum level of functional can be provided at any point along the patients’ cancer pathway, from diagnosis to discharge.
There is lots of evidence now demonstrating that cancer rehabilitation and exercise can reduce side effects of the disease and debilitating cancer treatments, and can improve functional ability, quality of life and, ultimately, survival.
We aim to increase the quality of life for those affected by cancer who still feel they have not reached their optimum level of functional activity. This treatment can occur either before (Prehab), during or after their medical treatment.
Evidence shows that the sooner rehabilitation is commenced the more effective the physical, psychological and social outcome.
Lack of cancer rehabilitation is likely to affect some aspect of the cancer patients ability to work, their families, their physical, emotional and social wellbeing and their long-term health.
Our focus is on your individual needs i.e, finding out what matters to you, treating you as a whole person (not just the area affected) and doing this in a safe and caring environment.