Empowering recovery: exercise physiology for cancer patients

When managing cancer, exploring every possible support and improvement is crucial.

Exercise is becoming a powerful helper in this process.

It not only works well alongside traditional cancer treatments but also provides unique ways to boost both physical and mental health.

Let’s look at how exercise can be a key part of caring for people fighting cancer.

Exercise is safe and helpful

Firstly, it’s important to recognise that exercise is safe and beneficial both during cancer treatment and in recovery.

Research has shown that patients who engage in regular physical activity experience fewer side effects from their treatments and report better overall health.

Exercise physiologists work closely with patients and healthcare teams to design personalised exercise regimens that address specific needs and goals, ensuring that each patient’s unique journey with cancer is supported.

Types of exercise helpful for cancer patients

Various types of exercises can be beneficial for cancer patients, including:

These exercises can be tailored to the individual’s abilities and treatment plan, ensuring that they are both safe and effective.

Benefits of exercise

There are many benefits of exercise for cancer patients such as:

Empowering patients through exercise physiology

Exercise physiology is a comprehensive tool in the care of individuals with cancer.

By using tailored exercise interventions, healthcare providers can alleviate treatment-related side effects, improve long-term outcomes, and enhance the overall quality of life for patients and survivors.

It’s a pathway to healing that empowers individuals to reclaim control over their health and well-being, one step at a time.

If you have any questions or need assistance in creating a personalised exercise plan, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

We’re here to support you every step of the way.

Ethan May
Exercise Physiologist