Under the Canopy – Physical rehabilitation services

Physical rehabilitation services    

Under the Canopy – Physical rehabilitation services

What is it?

Cancer treatments can cause a variety of problems that interfere with your life in physical, emotional and practical ways. These can include pain, fatigue, muscle weakness, restricted movement and deconditioning.

Signs that you may need rehabilitation services include:

Expert advice and guidance from a cancer rehabilitation physiotherapist may improve health and your ability to function as normally as possible more quickly and to a greater degree. It could help you reduce fatigue, pain and prevent the development of long term side effects.

Physical rehabilitation services program

How can a rehabilitation physiotherapist help?

Our certified PINC and STEEL cancer rehabilitation physiotherapists will assess you individually for physical impairments and affects of your treatment. They then work with you to create a rehabilitation program to suit your stage in recovery, type of cancer, and level of fitness.

Our Physiotherapists will help guide, support and encourage you through each phase of your treatment and recovery. They will teach you what you can do to get stronger again and help you understand why your body is reacting to the treatments in certain ways. They will provide information to help you feel more in control of your body and life again

Cancer rehabilitation can include:

Benfits of Physical rehabilitation services program

While rehabilitation can’t eliminate cancer assaults on the body, it can certainly decrease and decelerate the impact on function, strength and stamina. The aim is to allow people to live to their own maximum potential, performing at the limit of their physical and mental capacity with control and independence whenever possible. Problems picked up early by a cancer rehabilitation physiotherapist can prevent long-term problems developing.

Costs and enrolment

Our team of PINC and STEEL cancer rehabilitation physiotherapists run individualised cancer rehabilitation sessions through private clinics throughout New Zealand.

Please fill in the form below to register for cancer rehabilitation. A certified PINC and STEEL cancer rehabilitation physiotherapist in the closest clinic to your home address will then contact you to book an appointment.

The first session is for an hour and includes an assessment of your needs and issues and a rehabilitation plan will then be devised for you

Appointment Costs:

Physical Rehab Initial
(incl GST)
Follow Up
(incl GST)


$130.00 60 mins


40 mins



30 mins


*The initial consultation includes a physical and functional assessment and an individualised rehabilitation plan.



Your health insurance provider may cover physiotherapy services with a certified cancer rehabilitation physiotherapist. If you are unable to afford rehabilitation the PINC and STEEL Cancer Rehabilitation Trust provides funding for our services.

Click on the link below and fill in the form.


Our team

Shannon Fisken

Shannon Fisken BSc Physiotherapy

Shannon completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Otago University in 2002.

Shannon has been a member of the Body In Motion team since 2007 after several years working & travelling in the UK. Whilst in the UK, Shannon qualified as a Clinical Pilates Instructor with the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute (APPI). 

Shannon completed PINC cancer rehabilitation certification in 2017. She is passionate about working in this field; there is a real lack of support for women once they have completed their medical treatment & PINC rehab helps these women to have quality survivorship & get back to the things that matter most to them.

Outside of work, Shannon is kept busy with her family either doing DIY at home or enjoying the great outdoors & the snow in winter!

Dom Samuel

Dom Samuel MSc Physiotherapy; BSc (Hons) Biology with Sport & Exercise science

Dom has worked in New Zealand as a physiotherapist since 2011. He is a UK trained physiotherapist (QMU Edinburgh).  Dom works for Body in Motion Physio in Tauranga and sees a wide range of patients, with a special interest in manual therapy (hands-on) and exercise prescription.

Being a STEEL certified cancer rehabilitation physiotherapist, Dom can address an array of issues affecting a males’ well-being during their cancer journey.

Dom is a father of two young boys and is often out enjoying NZ’s great outdoors

Lou James - Founder

Lou James - Founder

Pinc & Steel International was founded by Lou James to provide world class cancer rehabilitation programmes, services and products to help people affected by any type of cancer, all ages and fitness levels. She specifically developed physiotherapy techniques to facilitate recovery and ultimately improve quality of life for people during and after cancer treatments. Lou has developed a national network of physiotherapists all specifically trained to ensure that our patients have the best possible chance of recovery.

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