Why a Cancer Exercise Specialist? (CES)
Qualified CES'S have completed an advanced qualification enabling them to train people with, recovering from &/or going through a cancer diagnosis or cancer treatment.
As a CES I consider the survivors surgery, treatment, side effects & lymphoedema. From this assessment I develop a safe, sensible, individualised & progressive exercise program that is specific to the client & their contraindications.
I am aware of the neurological complications & side effects cancer patients experience going through cancer treatment & adjuvant therapies. Working closely with the survivor, consideration is given to cancer related pain, mental & physical fatigue, survivorship & emotions.
I prescribe exercises to enhance lymphatic drainage & correct muscles imbalances post-surgery as well as educating the client to limit the chances of lymphoedema occurring.
I am a breast cancer survivor having had a single mastectomy, chemotherapy & now adjuvant therapy. I know firsthand both the physical & emotional limitations one may face.
I provide empathy & support working with the client throughout their treatment journey.