Cancer is a generic term for a large group of disease that affects the body.
Our exercise physiologist can work with your cancer treatment plan to keep you fit and healthy, to reduce symptoms such as fatigue and improve your QoL.
When Should I Exercise?
Before exercising you should undergo a pre-screening assessment to ensure there are no dangers to exercise this will give your EP and doctors an understanding your baseline level of physical activity. It is possible for people to exercise before, during or after cancer treatment.
The aim of exercise before surgery is to maximise your physical fitness to help you tolerate treatment better and speed up your recovery. Whilst exercise during treatment aims to keep you fit, reduce symptoms, and maximise your quality of life and psychological status. Exercise after finishing surgery or treatment aims to restore any loss in fitness and muscle strength that occurred while having treatment, and maximise your functional abilities, psychological status and quality of life for the long-term.
- Improving exercise capacity (fitness)
- Improving muscle strength
- Reducing cancer symptoms (including breathlessness and cancer-related fatigue)
- Reducing depression
- Reducing anxiety
- Reducing cancer distress
- Improving the quality of life.