Cancer Patients

                                   Cancer Patients

cancer patient online training, personal training, exercise cancer exercise training instituteCancer patients and survivors can now benefit from cyber training through skype and/or facetime! Individual or group training is available for cancer patients who do not have a Cancer Exercise Specialist
® available in their geographic area. It is a wonderful option for the patient who is suffering with extreme fatigue and/or low blood cell counts enabling them to exercise safely in the comfort of their own home; and for anyone who physically or emotionally is not ready for the chaos of a health club or gym.

For more information on pricing and scheduling, please email or call 503-502-6776 between 9-5 PST. You can also locate a Cancer Exercise Specialist® in our International Directory which spans the globe.

The Benefits of Exercise During and After Treatment

The right exercise is a vital component of integrative oncology. Cancer exercise is very specific, it is not the same as regular physical activity, there are contraindications. It is imperative to work with someone who has completed a comprehensive course in cancer exercise training. The wrong exercise program can also undermine cancer treatment and recovery. There are different limits and demands for different types and stages of cancer treatment and recovery; radiation, chemotherapy, surgery, hormonal therapy. With certain types of cancer weight loss (fat loss) is an important consideration in exercise programming; and with others, minimizing weight loss is crucial. In all aspects of disease prevention and recovery, optimizing the lymphatic system must be a priority.

Common side effects of treatment

  • Cancer fatigue
  • Postural changes
  • Range of motion limitations
  • Depression
  • Loss of muscle tone
  • Digestive problems
  • Pain
  • Unwanted weight gain
  • Unwanted weight loss
  • Lymphedema
  • Osteoporosis
  • Diabetes
  • Damage to the heart and lungs

Benefits of Exercise

  • Improved treatment tolerance
  • Increased appetite
  • Improved sleep
  • Decreased pain
  • Decrease in total mood disturbances
  • Decrease in depression
  • Decreased risk of heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, damage to the heart and lungs, and other cancers
  • Increased stamina, strength, flexibility, range of motion, ability to perform activities of daily living, self-esteem, self-confidence, and general satisfaction with life
  • Correct muscle imbalances following surgery and radiation (they can lead to chronic joint pain)
  • Improve body composition (less fat/more muscle)
  • Increased metabolism
  • Reduce the risk and symptoms of lymphedema
  • Return to pre-cancer level of fitness (sometimes even better!)

A person recovering from cancer will benefit from a well-balanced fitness program, using different platforms of exercise; assuring the client will obtain optimal benefits from the exercise program. The role of the exercise professional is not at all that of a physical therapist/occupational therapist; it is to support the physical therapist/occupational therapists’ recommendations and recovery progressions. Just as no two cancer patients are the same, no two exercise programs should be either. A Cancer Exercise Specialist® will help clients return to their normal daily function and beyond, and will work within the limits outlined by the health care professional.

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