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Exercise

Growing evidence supports the benefits of exercise for cancer patients undergoing treatment and for post treatment patients. These results suggest that performing moderate exercise could provide a great benefit and little risk to cancer patients.

Several studies have examined the relationship between exercise, rehabilitation and quality of life in cancer patients and reported positive findings for those who added moderate exercise to their treatment. Exercise assists in maintaining muscle mass while undergoing mainstream treatment. Psychologically, patients report a decrease in total mood disturbances, decrease in depression, less fatigue, and fewer problems sleeping.

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Excercise services offered

The Chemo Club

These free exercise sessions are available for patients undergoing cancer treatments or about to start (please note this is not available for patients who have finished treatment) Contact
Claremont Aspire Fitness (08) 9385 0424 Solaris Cancer Care Great Southern (08) 9892 2600

Exercise Your Way

Physiotherapists help people affetced by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.

Pilates

Pilates is gentle, with many of the exercises performed in reclining or sitting positions and most are low impact and partially weight bearing. Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. Your whole body is evenly balanced and conditioned, helping the enjoyment of daily activities.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.

Yoga

Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years to improve health and well-being. The word 'Yoga' means 'joining' and can be thought of as a way of balancing the body, mind and emotions. Yoga achieves this through postures, breathing techniques and guided relaxation. Yoga has been demonstrated to help reduce anxiety, depression, fatigue and stress, and can improve the quality of sleep in cancer patients. This is a gentle group Yoga class with an emphasis on breathing, relaxation and stretching.

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