Exercise programmes to aid recovery of fatigue and return to normal quality of life following chemo and radiotherapy.
Exercise is one of the most important things you can do after being diagnosed with Cancer.
A 2014 American study found that patients who ate a balanced diet and exercised regularly had 40% less chance of their cancer returning. Other studies find that obesity is linked to cancer occurring and recurring.
Exercise has also been found to help prevent lymphoedema - women who undertook an exercise programme and followed lymphoedema risk reduction advice had an 11% incidence of lymphoedema 2 years following axillary lymph node dissection compared to an incidence of 30% in women who did not follow the advice or the exercises.
There are hundreds of research studies undertaken around the world that have found that patients cope with, and recover quicker from, chemotherapy and radiotherapy when they undertake exercise.
Helen keeps up to date on the constant emerging research regarding exercise and cancer. Having worked with cancer patients for over 20 years, Helen has helped people of all walks of life, ages, and fitness levels, incorporate appropriate exercise into their personal lifestyles to ensure a speedy restoration of their former quality of life. With Helen's motivation many patients exceed their own personal expectations and make life changes which they could never achieve alone.
Clients also have the opportunity to book into the specialised physiotherapy exercise classes provided by the Victorian Lymphoedema Practice.