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PINC & STEEL is more than just helping people after cancer, it is about giving hope, strength and courage.


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PINC & STEEL is more than just helping people after cancer, it is about giving hope, strength and courage.


About Us

PINC & STEEL International was founded on the basis of developing a world-class program for cancer survivorship 

The PINC & STEEL International Education Academy was founded on the basis of developing a world-class program for cancer survivorship 

We have collaborated with top experts in the oncology medical field to produce a comprehensive Cancer Rehabilitation Education Program. 


With a growing population of cancer survivors, estimated to be over 25 million by 2020, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists have a responsibility within our respective professions and to the public to be able to implement standardised care and evidence-based treatment to the patient population.

The Cancer Rehabilitation Programs developed by PINC & STEEL founder Lou James (MNZM) provide a range of services designed to look after men, women, and children recovering from any type of cancer surgery or cancer treatments. 

Our range of programs aim to help people heal as well as possible, and function at optimal levels through every stage of their treatment and recovery, incorporating individualised physiotherapy rehabilitation and exercise prescription to specialised group exercise classes. 

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Physiotherapists working in cancer rehabilitation

Certified PINC and STEEL Oncology Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists assess each patient individually

Each patient is assessed individually for physical impairments and the effects of their treatment. The PINC & STEEL Clinician then works with each patient to create a rehabilitation program to suit their stage in recovery.

The sessions can include a combination of services including: Manual physiotherapy, scar management, graduated resistance training, clinical pilates, fatigue management, and exercise prescription.

Pinc and Steel Oncology Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists have done extensive training to provide safe and effective care for anyone affected by any type of cancer. The individualised rehabilitation programming is chronologically formatted into 4 phases. The timing of each phase is dependent upon the patient's physical condition, the length of the healing process, the type of surgery involved, and the courses of adjuvant treatments.

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  • Pre Op Phase – designed to help patients before cancer surgery and involves a pre-op assessment and education to identify any factors that may affect recovery from surgery and return to work.

  • Post Op Phase – designed to assist the healing process post-surgery. It aims to restore strength and flexibility to particular joints and muscle groups that have become weak and inflexible as a result of surgery.  Includes modified exercises to maximise recovery from surgery, education, and functional guidance for home and work. 

  • Adjuvant Cancer Treatment Phase – designed to improve energy levels and maintain health during cancer treatments to reduce the impact on physical functioning and overall conditioning.  It aims to help patients manage fatigue, restore post-op flexibility and strength, and reduce time off work, muscle wasting, and functional impairment.

  • Fitness / Survivorship Phase – Designed to facilitate overall conditioning to increase physical stamina after treatments are completed to maximise return to work and a full and productive life.   It aims to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexibility to increase endurance, improve muscle tone and body composition.  Designed to motivate and encourage good exercise habits for life.

Our Services plus
  • Manual physiotherapy
  • Scar treatment
  • Physical and functional assessments
  • Individualised Clinical Pilates
  • Fatigue management
  • Resistance training
  • Exercise prescription
  • Lymphoedema treatment (Clinician dependant) 
Our Rehabilitation Model plus

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