Exercise for Cancer.

Undertaking structured exercise whilst receiving treatment for or recovering from cancer can assist in improving muscle mass, reducing the rate of bone density decline, strengthening the immune system and reducing fatigue.

Exercise for cancer largely involves prescribing aerobic and resistance exercises (on an exercise bike or with dumbbell weights, for example) at a low to medium intensity. A tailored exercise programme is key, as it considers your individual physical capacity and goals.

There are now well-defined physical and psychological problems associated with cancer and its treatment that respond well to appropriate exercise therefore, prescription of the right exercise under the guidance of an allied health professional should be seen as a vital adjuvant therapy for all cancer patients.

What to Expect

To ensure our we can provide an exercise programme appropriate for your needs, we generally require you to attend:

  • 1:1 Assessment: A 60-minute initial assessment in our gym enables the allied health professional to understand individual circumstances, goals and ability. A series of assessment measures surrounding upper/lower limb strength, aerobic fitness and balance will be then be taken so that we can create a baseline exercise program that is individual and specific. Any exercise advice and programming will be done so in collaboration with the treating the individuals treating specialist/s
  • 1:1 Session: A 45 minute 1:1 session following an Initial assessment to ensure that the constructed programme is appropriate, the correct exercise techniques are employed and that the correct external weights, aerobic load and resistances are prescribed
  • Group Sessions: A 45-minute supervised class in our gym with a maximum of 4 people per class where each participant engages in their own programme

How to Book

To book with any of our experienced & qualified allied health staff, you can:

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