How Thriving Lives Co. therapy can support cancer treatment

Our team of Allied Health professionals are qualified to, and enthusiastic about, assisting and supporting those living with cancer to achieve their best possible quality of life throughout all stages of their recovery, including:

  • In prevention
  • During diagnosis
  • Throughout treatment being undertaken, whether chemotherapy, hormone replacement therapy, immunotherapy, surgical, or radiation therapy.
  • Post treatment/throughout remission

What is special about the Thriving Lives Co. team in cancer care?

At Thriving Lives Co. we understand that living with cancer and undergoing cancer-related treatments can cause a range of physical and emotional side effects, both acutely and chronically, and that each client’s experience is challenging and individual to their own experience. Our team approaches each and every client we see with empathy and care and understand the positive effects that therapy can have throughout all stages of recovery and their lived experience via minimising side effects, improving overall quality of life, and improving treatment outcomes. Our team considers the complexities of engaging in therapy during this time, and the best ways to assist our clients in improving their function and quality of life whichever stage they might be at in their recovery journey, providing appropriate support tailored to the individual and their needs at that time.

Our interdisciplinary team of qualified health professionals can achieve many of these outcomes through the services we provide, which include but are not limited to:

  • Delivery of education to both clients, and their support teams to empower them to self-manage their health
  • Guidance in activity modifications, self-care management, and energy conservation strategies
  • Manual therapy such as massage, joint mobilisation, and dry needling
  • Motor imagery and mirror therapy
  • Prescription of individualised exercise/activity/therapy programs
  • Prescription of individualised strategies to manage symptoms and incorporate exercise and activities into daily life
  • Prescription of appropriate exercise equipment, therapy aides, and assistive technologies
  • Referral to other appropriate health professionals and services

Benefits of seeing an allied health professional for cancer care

Therapy can be beneficial for those living with cancer in several ways, including but not limited to:

  • Emotional support and empowerment
  • Improved capacity to complete activities of daily living and various occupations
  • Improved cognitive functioning
  • Improved mood and emotional regulation
  • Improved overall quality of life
  • Improved physical health
  • Improved survival rates
  • Improvements in pain, stiffness, swelling, cording, loss of function, scar tissue and fibrosis, and range of motion
  • Improvements in sleep and fatigue management
  • Lymphemema risk reduction and management
  • Reduced risk of recurrence and improved treatment outcomes
  • Reduction in occurrence/severity of many cancer and treatment associated side effects

Referral Pathways

Allied Health involvement can be a key part of improving the overall quality of life and functional capacity of individuals living with or recovering from cancer at all stages along the continuum of cancer treatment. Our qualified team can design and prescribe an appropriate treatment plan for those being diagnosed with/being treated for/and recovering from cancer, and clients can receive care from our team via a range of funding schemes including but not limited to:

Through these compensable schemes, allied health professionals are able to support individuals to improve their functional capacity and participation in activities at home, school, work, and in the community.