PINC Cancer Rehabilitation Programme

Nicky Collins and New Lynn Physiotherapy are proud to be a certified provider of the PINC Cancer Rehabilitation Programme in West Auckland.

What is the PINC Programme?

The PINC Cancer Rehabilitation Programme has been specifically designed to help women diagnosed with cancer regain their physical strength, improve their body confidence and incorporate exercise into their lifestyle.

Research shows that exercise therapy is a very important component in recovery from a cancer diagnosis and the effects of its treatment.
Both the surgery and chemotherapy cause extreme de-conditioning 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.

The PINC programme provides a full range of services designed to look after women who are recovering from cancer surgery or cancer treatments. For each woman the PINC programme consists of a course of up to ten individually designed and delivered treatments incorporating pilates, physiotherapy, massage, breathing techniques, fatigue management and exercise prescription. We believe that this therapeutic combination addresses both the physical and emotional side effects of cancer.

Who is it for?

The PINC programme is suitable for all women recovering from all types of cancer and accommodates all levels of fitness. The programme aims to help women:

  • regain strength, flexibility and confidence in their body
  • improve core strength and posture
  • ease pain and muscular tension
  • minimise weight gain and improve bone density
  • learn new exercises to enhance their recovery after surgery and prevent long term problems
  • increase energy levels during and after cancer treatments
  • achieve their own fitness goals with an individualised, safe training programme
  • gain a sense of control and boost the spirit

All PINC programme services are provided by fully trained and experienced physiotherapists with specialist training in cancer rehabilitation. Our team of physiotherapists provide support, motivation and encouragement, while offering the best care and professional advice.


Initial 1  hour session $110

Follow up 1/2 hour sessions $55

Most PINC programmes run for between 5 – 10 sessions, many ladies continue on with pilates or gym classes once they have finished their sessions.

Private medical insurance will normally cover post-operative physiotherapy treatment and refund the cost  of the programme depending on your cover.

The PINC and STEEL Trust has a waiting list for those who require help with funding due to economic hardship. Please contact us to apply to The PINC and  STEEL  Trust.

How to get started

If you are interested in the PINC programme and would like to find out how to get started, then go to for more information. You can register for the programme online at

If you don’t have internet access, please contact us and we will help you with the registration process and answer questions you may have.

Gifting sessions

If you would like to help fund some PINC programme sessions for a friend, family member or employee please click here