The big picture.

Mission

To bring the best in clinical exercise intervention to people who are living with or have had a past diagnosis of cancer.


Vision

To optimise treatment outcomes, quality of life and life expectancy for cancer patients and survivors.


Values

Equality | Collaboration
Compassion | Professionalism
Best Practice Care

What we do.


Movement Against Cancer is overseen by our own Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs). As practitioners within the allied health sector, AEPs possess a four-year university degree that allows them to prescribe graded exercise therapy for clinical populations.

Our AEPs specialise in exercise for cancer patients – whether pre, during or post treatment – so you know you’re in good hands.

Who we are.

Passionate and professional, our staff will support and guide you towards your health and wellness goals.

Kate

Head of Exercise Oncology | Senior Exercise Physiologist | MAC Co-Founder

Since gaining her accreditation as an AEP in 2009, Kate has established herself as a highly sought after practitioner in the industry. Her passion for helping others and experience with cancer patients lead to the development of the Movement Against Cancer program, with a mission to improve the health and wellbeing of people diagnosed with cancer. Kate’s particular areas of interest within the exercise oncology field include exercise prescription during chemotherapy, prehabilitation (exercise before surgery) and management of mental health issues. Kate places a strong emphasis on maximising her own health and wellness, and is passionate about helping others to do the same.

Qualifications: ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), ESSA member, GradDip (Exercise for Rehabilitation), BAppSc (Exercise & Sport Science), Ex-Med Cancer certified, Cancer Council ‘Life Now’ Instructor, Level 1 Pilates Instructor

Danae

Senior Exercise Physiologist | MAC Co-Founder

Having worked in the sport and exercise industry for more than 15 years, and as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist for over 10 years, Danae has gained a wealth of experience in the industry she loves. Combining her educational and professional experiences, Danae established DNA Health Group with a mission to help others achieve optimal health and quality of life, by providing the highest level of exercise treatment available. As a professional dancer, Danae is passionate about postural correction, balance training and core stability, as well as musculoskeletal rehabilitation and chronic disease management.

Qualifications: ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), GradDip (Exercise for Rehabilitation), BAppSc (Human Movement), Level 1 Pilates instructor

Jason

Accredited Exercised Physiologist

Jason stepped into the role of MAC practitioner in 2020 after joining the DNA team in early 2018. His passion for creating a positive exercise environment, enthusiastic attitude and tailored exercise programming are the cornerstone elements to clients achieving their goals. Jason also coordinates DNA Health Group’s NDIS program, where he delivers high quality services to individuals of all backgrounds and needs. Jason’s other areas of interest include: Cardiac rehabilitation, injury rehabilitation & prevention and falls prevention.

Qualifications: ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), Masters (Clinical Exercise Physiology), BAppSc (Exercise & Sport Science), Level 1 Pilates instructor

Nicole

Accredited Exercised Physiologist

Nicole completed her Bachelor’s degree in Sports Science at the University of Western Australia. In 2018 Nicole relocated from Perth to Melbourne to complete her Masters Degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology at Deakin University. Nicole is a firm believer that movement is medicine and is passionate about helping each individual achieve their goals and improve their quality of life! Nicole’s areas of interest include: Women’s health (particuarly menopause), exercise for cancer, falls prevention, metabolic conditions and cardiac rehabilitation.

Qualifications: ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), Masters (Clinical Exercise Physiology), BAppSc (Exercise & Sport Science), Pilates instructor