Exercise is the most important adjunct therapy for those going through cancer treatments! It helps not only with improvements in cancer outcomes, but with reducing side effects of treatments.
Exercise has been linked to helping reduce morbidity and recurrence risks of cancer, but what we know the most about is how fantastic exercise is for helping side effects during treatment!
We know that for the physiological adaptations at the cellular level to occur to help with decreasing cancer risk & improving how well cells can tolerate chemotherapy - you have to exercise with resistance (and no… we don’t mean resisting coming to class haha).
Some of the research theories for why exercise is so protective and such a potent medicine for cancer patients is that exercise helps with blood flow, increases immunofactors, decreases inflammation, and helps overall health and strength to be able to tolerate more chemotherapy treatments.
Want to use exercise as medicine for yourself? Our Oncology Rehabilitation classes are called Pinkmoves - and are a fun exercise class for women who have experienced cancer!
Class runs for 45mins, and has a different focus on relaxation, aerobic work, movement and having a laugh & a chat. We want cancer patients to be physically active for 30 mins or more, on all days of the week - and working at a moderate intensity! If there are days when all you can manage is a gentle walk - great! If there are days you have some more energy reserves try to come to class!
You are able to attend Pinkmoves at any stage of your cancer treatment, including during chemotherapy, radiation & immunotherapy. At Pear all our Exercise Physiologists have experience with lymphedema, portacath, PICC lines, peripheral neuropathy & post surgical rehabilitation for mastectomy & hysterectomy - so never worry about any other complications!
We know from the research & from our own ladies experiences just how much exercise has helped improve their cancer related fatigue. Not feeling as much fatigue helps lift the fog on your mental health, and to be able to physically get more done in your days outside of treatment. It’s so much fun to come up with new exercises to help improve range of motion in shoulders after surgeries!
We hope that more Oncologists begin to refer to Exercise Physiologists to help better their patients outcomes & that exercise is used as medicine for all cancer patients!
Pear Exercise Physiology is a womens health pilates & exercise physiology studio located in Chermside, Brisbane.
We are child friendly, have easy on street parking, and private health rebates available on all services.
STUDIO ADDRESS: 14 Bramcote Street, Chermside West, 4032
CALL: 0478 116 700 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org