Beyond the Badge – Practitioner Profile: Nicole Hirshowitz

Kate Williams Cancer and Exercise, Exercise for Cancer, Exercise Oncology, Exercise Physiology, Movement Against Cancer, News

Take us down the path that led you to become an EP? I have always loved working with other people. To be honest my journey to become an exercise physiologist was a bit of a process! I always wanted to work within a medical environment (initially thinking of doing Medicine) and I always enjoyed providing education to those around me, …

COVID-19, Exercise, and Immunity: What You Need to Know

Admin Cancer and Exercise, COVID-19, Exercise and Coronavirus, Exercise and COVID-19, Immune Health, News

The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has left us all with a sense of uncertainty and many questions. We’d like to take the chance to answer a few of those questions that we have come across, namely those that may be particularly relevant for people living with cancer

Peripheral Neuropathy: Can Exercise Help?

Kate Williams Balance Training, Exercise Oncology, Neuropathy, News, Side Effects

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common side effect of several chemo agents (we’re looking at you, Oxaliplatin, Taxanes and Vinca Alkaloids) which can resolve after several months or linger permanently. It is characterised by pain and/or altered sensations (tingling, numbness or pins and needles), most often in the extremities (hands and feet) but sometimes in areas closer to the …

Improving the Odds: Can Exercise Increase My Life Span?

Kate Williams Cancer Survival, Exercise for Cancer, Exercise Oncology, Exercise Physiology, News

We freely admit this headline was designed to grab your attention. After all, wouldn’t it be great if we could prescribe you a ‘pill’ that could help reduce your risk of death, without the side effects of other treatments; that in fact gave you positive side effects (such as improved fitness, enhanced energy and reduced pain)? Well, yes. But can …

Cancer and Weight Management: A Heavy Issue

Kate Williams Body Fat, News, Side Effects, Weight

If you’ve been in to see one of our MAC Exercise Physiologists, you’ll know that one of the key things we focus on during your initial consultation is an assessment of your body composition – even if your goal isn’t necessarily to gain or lose weight. Why is it so? We’ve already covered why muscles are important in managing symptoms …