MyEP has played an integral role within the Sunshine Coast Haematology & Oncology Clinic & the Genesis Care integrated Cancer centre for over 5 years and leads the rehabilitation Centre within the Buderim facilities. MyEP has over 10 years experience working with cancer clients from all stages.
MyEP Exercise Physiologist’s tailor exercise to the individual’s abilities noting that specific exercise adaptations may be required for people with cancer based on disease and treatment related adverse effects, anticipated disease trajectory, health status and other relevant factors.
Why Should I Exercise when I have Cancer?
Exercise can help people living with cancer in a myriad of ways, regardless of how active they were in the past. One of the biggest benefits from regular exercise is the positive impact on the quality of life outcomes, in particular reduced pain and fatigue along with improved physical functioning.
Exercise has been established as an efficacious adjunct therapy for the management of cancer. Epidemiological evidence suggests exercise has protective effects against cancer-specific mortality, cancer re-occurrence and allcause mortality. Clinical trial evidence confirms that people involved with exercise interventions experience fewer and/or less severe treatment-related side effects and have enhanced physical and psychological outcomes after a cancer diagnosis.
What are the Exercise Recommendations for People with Cancer?
It’s recommended for people living with cancer to exercise at a tailored intensity level at least 20 minutes 3-5 times per week. The guidelines recommend including a mix of aerobic and resistance training to help improve cardiovascular health, endurance, muscle and bone health and mental health outcomes.
MYEP’s exercise sessions are designed to provide support for cancer clients during initial diagnosis, treatment period and post treatment period. The client is shown safe ways to exercise and are given a tailored program that can be completed at home and in a clinical setting. MyEP Exercise Physiologists also support patient-centred care by being responsive to individual patient needs, goals and preferences.
Benefits of Seeing an Exercise Physiologist?
Exercise Physiologists provide advice, support and resources that are specific to each individual patient. An Exercise Physiologist will be able to prescribe and monitor an individualised exercise program to:
- provide cancer-specific exercise education, advice and support to enhance the health and well-being of people with cancer
- reduce the chance of developing new cancers and other diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoporosis
- may help to lower the chance of cancer returning and help patient’s live longer (for some types of cancer especially breast, prostate and bowel cancer)
- improved fitness and strength to help you do everyday activities
- reduced tiredness and fatigue
- reduced distress, depression and anxiety
- improved wellbeing that helps increase quality of life
- help maintain bone health, build muscle and stop or reduce increases in fat
- understand the physical impact and side effects of cancer and cancer treatments and how to improve your physical health.
My EP offers one on one Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation sessions or group sessions are available. You can choose to visit us at any of our clinics across the Sunshine Coast.
Our Service Area
Our My EP Exercise Physiology Clinics are in Buderim, Caloundra, Coolum, Nambour and Noosa. Our services extend to the following suburbs: Pelican Waters, Golden Beach, Moffat Beach, Kings Beach, Dicky Beach, Caloundra, Currimundi, Warana, Wurtulla, Bokarina, Kawana, Buddina, Bright Water, Minyama, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Buderim, Mountain Creek, Glenfields, Kuluin, Bli Bli, Mudjimba, Marcoola, Coolum, Sunshine Beach, Noosa, Noosa Heads, Palmwoods, Woombye, Nambour, Maleny, Montville, Mapleton, Flaxton, Hinterland, Cooroy, Gympie and other surrounding suburbs.