Cancer Rehab

The evidence is growing to show the important role physical activity has during and after cancer treatment. Keeping active throughout the cancer journey can preserve or improve physical function and psychological wellbeing, reducing the negative impact of some cancer related side effects. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, are undergoing treatment or have completed treatment you may be able to access our referral programme. Your clinical nurse specialist will discuss this with you and if suitable a referral form will be sent to the Get Active team. Our Get Active referral advisor will contact you to arrange an appointment. At this appointment, the site and type of cancer will be taken into account along with your treatment plan to come up with an individual programme plan right for you.

Referral pathway

CANCER

You will find a list of activities below which have been specifically designed for you. You can even record your activities on the online activity diary which we encourage you to try to help support you in achieving your goals.

Please note these sessions are only available to those individuals who have been referred to us. For general sessions please check out our activities on the main website.

Gym

Gym sessions take place at Bolton Arena with a specialist Instructor who has a cancer rehab thru exercise qualification. Our Instructors will support you on a weekly basis taking into account any side effects of treatment or surgery.

When: Appointments are flexible to suit you
Where: Bolton Arena (view map)
How much: FREE
Who: Gaynor & Dan

Gentle Circuits

This class is set up with a variety of exercises at each station. You will spend 30 seconds to a minute on each one and each exercise can be adapted to allow for any problems such as weakened grip, reduced shoulder mobility. It’s also a great chance to meet others in the program who can share similar eperiences.

When: Tuesdays 15:00 – 16:00
Where: Bolton Arena (view map)
How much: FREE
Who: Gaynor & Dan

Swimming

Many of our patients reported that they enjoyed swimming but did not feel confident to access public swimming pools, we have set up a private swim session just for you.

When: Wednesdays 18:15 – 19:15   KARLY_2_HEADSHOT
Where: Turton Swimming pool (view map)
How much: £3:00
Who: Karly Baguely

If you would like further information please email: getactivebolton@bolton.gov.uk

Useful links

www.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinformation/Livingwithandaftercancer/Physicalactivity/Physicalactivity.aspx

www.breakthrough.org.uk/brisk/