Rachel's Story

My name is Rachel and I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Bowel Cancer at the age of 38. This consisted of surgery and six months of chemotherapy. I was fortunate to be accepted into the Pinc & Steel Targeted Class Program with Daina from Evoke Physiotherapy. This was a six week program where I met other Cancer patients on similar journeys. It was a great way to share stories and discuss similar side effects from treatment. As a group we were able to provide support and advice and also be guided by Daina.

The classes were small which meant that each person got individualised support Exercises were able to be tailored to each person's capability, individual needs and accommodate how everyone was feeling given treatment side effects.

I enjoyed the fact that it was a small group that gave me a sense of motivation and commitment to turn up even if I wasn't feeling the best. I always ended up leaving feeling accomplished and energised. My favourite part would have to be the meditation at the end. It was a great way to reflect and I liked that there was a focus word for the week.

I would definitely recommend the program to others.

Rachel Bernardo, QLD