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Introduction

Being as physically active as possible can provide a whole range of benefits including improve cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other health conditions, improve posture, stability, balance and mobility, improve physical functioning, reduce pain, improve mood, reduce stress, depression and anxiety, reduce fatigue and sleep disturbances, boost energy levels as well as and an increased sense of wellbeing to name just a few.

In addition to these benefits for those people with a cancer diagnosis there is a growing body of evidence to support the role of physical activity.  Keeping physically active and participating in regular exercise following a cancer diagnosis, during and after your cancer treatment has been shown to reduce treatment-related side effects as well as improving quality of life and cancer survival.

Exercise rehabilitation and training programmes may consist of the following components

Aerobic: Activities such as walking, gardening, cycling, swimming that increase your breathing and heart rate and use the large muscle groups continuously. This helps strengthen the heart and lungs, helping them work more efficiently.

Resistance/strength: These are exercises that help to build muscular strength and endurance using your own body weight, resistance bands or weights.

Flexibility/Mobility: Performing stretching exercises can improve flexibility and can reduce your risk of injury, improve posture, increase range of motion and even reduce stress.

Balance: Exercises to improve balance are important irrespective of age.  Balance exercises help the ability to control your body’s position whether stationary or while moving, helping with performing your daily activities and reducing the risk of falling

Current services available

Free initial telephone consultation: To discuss your requirements, the services available and to determine the options that may be best suited to you.

Health and Lifestyle Questionnaires:  Health screening & lifestyle questionnaires are important to establish your current health status and determine if there are any health risks.  It may be necessary to seek medical clearance from your Doctor or Healthcare Professional before commencing any exercise sessions.  The information gathered will help to understand your goals and to create a bespoke programme for you.  Ideally these questionnaires would be sent to you and completed prior to consultation and pre-exercise assessment.

Consultation, pre-exercise assessment & fitness testing:  60-minute consultation to review questionnaires & discuss goals.  This can be face to face or via video conferencing/videocall/phone.

Pre assessment and fitness testing may comprise of exercises appropriate to your health and fitness level, that are used to help evaluate your overall health and physical status.  It may also include measurement such as BMI, waist and hip circumference and body composition.

Individualise Exercise Plan:  Based on your needs, preferences and goals, an individualised exercise plan will be designed for you.  This can include face to face sessions as well as providing exercises that you can perform at home.

Face to face exercise sessions: Your exercise session is supervised by your Activity and Health Practitioner providing support, encouragement & motivation as well as teaching and monitoring good technique and progress.

Support/progress consultations:  This can be arranged as face to face or remote appointments (via videoconferencing/video call/phone) to discuss & review progress/concerns/review exercises & techniques, nutrition& lifestyle.

Nutritional Support: Provide general nutritional advice based on evidence-based healthy eating guidelines to support a healthy lifestyle.  For prescriptive nutrition advice it is possible to refer within clinic.

Telephone and email support between appointments: Ongoing, free and not limited within reason.

 

Free consultation by phone to discuss your requirements, the services available and options best suited to you || Consultation, pre-assessment & fitness testing is required before any exercise plan || Support/progress consultations can be arranged on an ad-hoc basis if required || Prices are discounted if you have an exercise package. Tailormade Exercise Packages: based on 4 x 45 min exercise sessions, written home exercise plan & unlimited email support. Packages paid monthly with no contract lock-in. Please note prices will vary depending on the components of your individual package.
Treatment
  • Consultation, pre-assessment & fitness testing 20
  • Individual 60-minute session 45
  • Support/progress consultations 10
  • Tailormade Exercise Packages start from (4 x 45 mins) 130

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