What is Steel Pilates?
Steel Pilates programme provides a full range of services designed to look after men who are recovering from cancer surgery or cancer treatments.
Steel Pilates is dedicated to helping men regain their physical strength and endurance and incorporate exercise into their lifestyle.
The programme was designed to help men refocus from illness to wellness through a course of 10 individually designed treatments including physiotherapy, resistance training, clinical pilates, fatigue management and exercise prescription.
Steel Pilates is suitable after any type of cancer surgery or treatment and accommodates all fitness levels. It is available throughout New Zealand and Australia with 40 qualified physiotherapists operating in 25 regions. Certified Steel Pilates Physiotherapists have special training in cancer rehabilitation and provide the one on one service.
- Regain muscular strength and endurance
- Enhance energy levels during and after cancer treatments
- Re-strengthen muscles of the trunk and improve posture
- Ease pain and muscular tension
- Assist in weight control and help improve bone density
- Improve sleep and reduce fatigue
- Enhance mood and reduce anxiety
- Refocus energy from illness to wellness
"The diagnosis and treatment of cancer is a long hard road for many men. Research has repeatedly shown the significant benefits of exercise for men with cancer so I am delighted that this program is being launched to complement other forms of cancer management."
Dr Mary Holden MB ChB, PGCert Sports Med, Dip Occ.Med, BLA
Sports Medicine Doctor
"Exercise therapy is an important component of recovery from cancer and the effects of its treatment. Both the surgery and chemotherapy cause extreme deconditioning and fatigue and exercise helps to correct both of these debilitating problems. More importantly exercise has also been shown to significantly improve longevity in cancer survivors."
Dr Hamish Osborne,
Academic Convenor for Sport and Exercise Medicine,
Otago School of Medicine