ROLE OF A CANCER EXCERCISE SPECIALIST

* IMPROVE overall physical strength

*CORRECT muscle imbalances

*PREVENT AND MANAGE Lymphedema and other potential side effects of treatments

*INCREASE  Range of Movement and correct postural deviations

* DESIGN, PRESCRIBE AND TEACH personalized program.

*KEEPING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE for supporting the fighters; admiring the survivors;

honouring the taken and never ever giving up hope

CANCER EXERCISE SPECIALISTS HELPS CLIENTS

* Through PREVENTION with education which is critical

* PREHABILITATION: Working with the physician with initial assessments and

evaluation and preparing the body for surgery with an exercise program

*DURING TREATMENT:  Exercise helps minimise side effects, makes patients stronger and able to handle the treatment

* RECOVERY/SURVIVORSHIP: Increasing range of movement,

corrects muscle imbalances and improves self esteem

and self confidence that might have been lost.

BENEFITS OF EXERCISE DURING TREATMENT

* Increases stamina and strength

* Positively effected clients are stronger both mentally and physically

* Improves treatment tolerance

* Decreases pain

* Causes psychological changes which help decrease in total mood disturbances

*Decreases in depression and enables better sleep patterns

*Lessens overall fatigue

*Increases functional capacity

* Promotes a satisfying life

SURGERY AND RECOVERY

WHEN SURGERY OCCURS, THESE PROBLEMS THAT CAN OCCUR?

*Postural deviation due to muscle imbalances

*Pain

*Limited Range of Movement

*Balance issues

*Lymphedema

*Amputation

*Inability to perform Activity of Daily Living

* Self Confidence/ self esteem, body image issues