Kelly is educated in the prescription of movement through Cancer treatment
You might assume that exercise is the last thing on the mind of someone going through treatment for cancer, however the research shows that it can improve their quality of life, particularly in relation to cancer-related fatigue. Studies have also shown that exercise can improve outcomes of treatment, reduce the effects of treatment and improve physical capacity once treatment is completed.
An Accredited Exercise Physiologist designs an exercise program that is individualised to your current health status, desired outcomes and overall preferences, to ensure that you keep moving throughout treatment and beyond.
Your initial assessment will include:
Discussion of your current and past medical history
Discussion and creation of particular goals and outcomes that we can work towards
Assessment of current strength and fitness which may include:
Short walking test to assess cardiovascular fitness
A combination of strength and balance tests to assess function
Additional power, range of motion and agility tests
Creation of a management plan which will be emailed through following your appointment
Subsequent consultations will include:
Pre- and post-exercise physiological measurements if appropriate (e.g. blood pressure, heart rate, blood glucose)
Delivery of an individualised program consisting of cardiovascular, strength-based exercises to improve overall function
Balance, proprioception and walking exercises if appropriate and in line with your goals
Re-assessment of measures taken at your initial consultation to track your progress
To book an assessment consultation with Kelly to keep moving through your treatment, click here.
Great experience with Tom for hand therapy and rehabilitation after a broken wrist. Tom was able to help with both the active and mental parts of rehab and opened doors for me after my recovery to get back into training, beyond my injury. Couldn't recommend the team here highly enough.