Peter Mac’s Allied Health professionals form a vital part of the treating team and help patients with many aspects of their health and lives following a cancer diagnosis.
Allied Health at Peter Mac includes physiotherapy, nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapy, speech pathology and spiritual care.
Patients can be referred to these services by any member of their treating team.
The speech pathology team assess and treat a wide range of speech, swallowing and communication difficulties.
Physiotherapy and exercise physiology address functional decline before, during and after cancer treatment.
Occupational therapists can help you maximise independence, safety, comfort and personal satisfaction and, in doing so, improve your sense of well-being and quality of life.
Spiritual Care at Peter Mac is a way for patients, families, friends and staff to reflect on and explore life issues which are affected by cancer.