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.
Kelly offers an Exercise Physiology training block deal: two appointments per week for 5 weeks and receive your tenth session HALF PRICE!
To book an assessment consultation with Kelly to keep moving through your treatment, click here.
After suffering serious damage to my right knee due to a motorbike accident in 2008, I've struggled with many movements and forms of exercise. I've also been very particular with who I let work on my knee. I've been seeing Fiona for a few months now and I must say that my knee feels better now than it has in years!! Fiona has helped me regain some (still got a way to go yet) confidence in my own ability not to mention increased functional strength and flexibility. Highly recommend Fiona and the team at Target Physio.
October 10, 2019