CANCER EXERCISES

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Cancer effects so many of us and we are all touched by someone with cancer. I want to support you on your cancer journey by offering individualized exercise programming, education & guidance. I am passionate about helping people, particularly by staying active & strong throughout cancer treatment & recovery as there are so many amazing benefits in doing so. I am here for you on your cancer treatment & recovery journey so let’s take charge through exercise! I look forward to supporting you during this tough time.

My Approach
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Your exercise program should be tailored to your specific needs. One size does not fit all! Your individualized programming is progressive, with measurable milestones which will give you a sense of accomplishment and confidence.

There are many factors that are important in long-term survival from cancer. They include consuming a heart-healthy diet and regular physical activity.

Don’t stop moving! Exercise has become an important part of a cancer treatment plan. Research confirms that exercising can help you not just survive but thrive during and after cancer.

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Research also show that regular exercise can greatly improve physical and mental health during every phase of treatment. There are no harmful effects on patients with cancer from moderate exercise and in fact, has demonstrated that those who exercised regularly had 40% to 50% less fatigue, the primary complaint during treatment.

        It is well   
        known that exercise during chemotherapy can lessen treatment-related side effects, such as fatigue, pain and nausea.”

- Anne M. May, PhD

University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands

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EXPERIENCE

My Role as a Cancer Exercise Specialist

  • Prevent, identify, and manage lymphedema

  • Increase range of motion

  • Correct postural deviations

  • Correct muscle imbalances

  • Functional and Balance training

  • Improve overall physical strength and flexibility

  • Reduce pain and fatigue

  • Design, prescribe and teach personalized programs

  • Create individualized exercise programming

There is a Process that Needs to Be Followed

As a Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist, I am trained to take into consideration:

  • Type of cancer

  • Surgical procedures and treatments performed

  • Acute and chronic side effects (including fatigue, compromised immunity, lymphedema, osteoporosis, peripheral neuropathy, nausea)

  • Exercise precautions and modifications

 

        Cancer diagnosis
        and it’s treatment are often associated with negative side effects that diminish the quality of life. Overall, studies have consistently demonstrated that physical exercise following cancer diagnosis has a positive effect on the quality of life.”

- Dr. Kerry Courneya

University of Alberta,

Canada

programming

Individualized Programming Includes

  • Postural assessment to determine muscle imbalances that may cause pain and degeneration of the joints
     

  • Range of motion assessment to determine limitations in joint range of motion following cancer surgery and treatment
     

  • Flexibility assessment
     

  • Balance and core stability assessment
     

  • Girth measurements to monitor for lymphedema
     

  • Personalized program to correct imbalances and prevent future degeneration while helping you to return to your pre-treatment level of strength and fitness

 
 
Goals, Benefits and Results
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goals

In recent years, exercise has become part of the standard care during the treatment, recovery, and survivorship of cancer clients.

 

Unique and individualized exercise programming will help to improve your ability to cope with the mental stress and physical side effects following cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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benefits

Starting or maintaining an exercise program can make you stronger both mentally and physically and can have a positive effect on your quality of life. Oncologists recommend an exercise program to help with improving or maintaining your strength and endurance before, during and after most cancer treatments.

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Results

Keep or improve physical abilities

Improve balance, lower risk of falls and broken bones

Keep muscles from wasting due to inactivity

Lower the risk of heart disease

Lessen the risk of osteoporosis

Decrease risk of future cancers

Less dependency on others for help with normal activities of daily living

Improve self-esteem

Lower the risk of being anxious and depressed

Lessen symptoms of tiredness and fatigue

Lessen nausea

Improve blood flow to the legs and lower risk of blood clots

Help control weight

Improve quality of life

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