“I am Katherine, 59yr old & a 12yr cancer survivor and double amputee skateboarder, yogi & swimmer.   I am athletic! 

My husband Andre has never been.  He was your classic couch potato when in November he was Dx with invasive colon cancer.  He was frail, & very anemic, needing transfusions.   André was barely making it through a day.  He had aged years in just months!

The multidisciplinary health care André received at POP made a huge difference in the outcome of his cancer journey!  Prior to evaluation André was convinced that this would not work, and did not want to participate. He was so weak!

It took only one visit to POP for André to be willing to “try”.   With their expertise in the benefits of nutrition, exercise & pre-op care he immediately began to feel stronger! The team was so encouraging!

By the time he had his surgery he was stronger than ever before and sailed through the surgery and recovery so easily. 

Fast forward three months and the results are phenomenal! Andre is keeping up with his fitness.  He has done major renovations on our home.  André looks and acts ten years younger.  He is now happy and healthy and we would like to thank POP for this life saving change in his health habits. 

I am elated that he was chosen to participate in this awesome program.  The POP team gave us such wonderful care that it is easy to continue with the program at home!! Andre is out biking at sun up every day on his new bike, still competing with the fitness watch!!!  Now we can ride together!!!

Thank you guys!!!”

“The exercise and relaxation techniques were both useful. I would recommend this program to everyone.”

“The expertise of the team helped me to participate actively in the program.”

“Two months after surgery I consider myself in better condition than a year ago.”

“I consider myself very fortunate to be one of the participants of your “prehabilitation study” program. I have benefitted immensely from the collective hard work of all your team members. It has helped me to withstand the stress and fear associated with pre- and post-surgery.”

“The prehabilitation program prepared her to such an extent that during the rehabilitation period, she was able to reach what was expected at 5 months in 6 weeks”. (Quoted by the patient’s physiotherapist dealing with an elderly patient after very serious spinal surgery).”

An appreciative patient of POP talks about her experience with POP and how the program helped her not only recover to baseline in good time but to excel beyond her baseline, empowering herself to keep exercising, eating properly and relaxing henceforth.

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“The nutritional aspect ensures that they [patients] are physically as well as they can possibly be before they go into surgery.  The exercise part of the program increases their physical resilience and the psychology part is really important in order to decrease their anxiety and give them strategies to help them cope.”

“This program is filling the void [between diagnosis and surgery] in a creative way, helping patients to improve their health while waiting for surgery instead of waiting around for things to get worse.”

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