Oncology & Exercise
Exercise is medicine, and can help eleviate symptoms and side effects of your cancer treatment.
WHY IS EXERCISE IMPORTANT FOR CANCER SURVIVORS?
Research has proved that exercise, both during and after treatments like chemotherapy, radiation & surgery has significant benefits to recovery.
Exercise can increase your strength, reduce your fatigue and help improve your range of motion and function after treatments. It has also been shown to help improve chemotherapy completion rates.
Exercise Physiologists play an integral role in supporting and optimising recovery following cancer diagnosis, we create exercise programs just for you - according to your treatment status, disease stage, exercise history and of course, what you enjoy doing!
We have experience working with women recovering from Breast, Bowel & Gynaecological cancers. Join our small group training group 'Pinkmoves' on Thursdays to connect with others on their road to recovery from cancer, or book in for a one on one with our Exercise Physiologists.
Check out the factsheets below for more information:
Breast Cancer & Exercise
Gynaecological Cancer & Exercise
Bowel Cancer & Exercise
Or check out our blog, contact us directly, or follow us on Facebook for more information.
Pinkmoves is here! We're proud to be facilitating this physical activity program for women that have experienced breast, bowel or gynae cancer.
What is Pinkmoves?
Pinkmoves is a movement class for women who have experienced cancer. Each class runs for 45mins, and has a different focus on relaxation, aerobic, movement and fun!
Where is Pinkmoves being run?
All of our Pinkmoves classes are run by Pear Exercise Physiology, located inside Fernwood Fitness, Hamilton Road, Chermside.
Thursdays 11 – 12pm
Who will be running the classes?
Classes are run by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, with experience in breast, bowel and gynecological cancers. We also see patients privately and have experience with lymphedema, musculoskeletal injuries and pelvic floor health.
Is there anything else I need to do before getting started?
Yes. Before clients can attend their first class, they need to complete a Pinkmoves pre-activity questionnaire form and have clearance from GP, oncology nurse or oncologist.
You are eligible to begin Pinkmoves any time during, or after your treatment - including during chemotherapy or radiation.
Is there a cost?
You can pay for sessions in advance or pay as you go.
$10 per class.
Your first class is FREE as part of our Breast Cancer Awareness initiative.
We work from Fernwood Fitness, Chermside & SmartClinics Chermside
Open to the public.
Westfield Chermside, Cnr of Gympie & Hamilton Road, Chermside, 4032
Mon - Thurs
6am - 8pm
6am - 12 midday
Childminding available 8.30 - 11.30 weekdays (bookings essential)
Smart Clinics Hours
Mon - Wed
4pm - 8pm