Physiotherapy in palliative care can play an important part in  managing symptoms, side effects of treatments and improve functional independence.

The physiotherapists assess patients individually and may offer advice and treatment for a range of problems including – breathing difficulties, muscle weakness, joint stiffness, pain, limb swelling, and general mobility. If required the physiotherapist will provide an appropriate walking aid.

The physiotherapist aims to:

For more information about physiotherapy or training to become a physiotherapist, contact the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy at or write to 14 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4ED.