Beyond The Badge – Practitioner Profile: Jess Dickson

Kate Williams Cancer and Exercise, Exercise for Cancer, Exercise Oncology, Exercise Physiology, Movement Against Cancer, News, Physical Function, Side Effects

Take us down the path that led you to become an EP? When I was in my last years of high school, my Mum was diagnosed with both breast and bowel cancer. She spent several weeks away from home having treatment (we grew up in the country ~two hours away from any major hospital). Once she returned, she had deconditioned …

Beyond the Badge – Practitioner Profile: Jason Canterford

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

Take us down the path that led you to become an EP? I’ve always been fascinated by the incredible human body, how we can rehabilitate back to bigger and better than ever, and how exercise can be (just about) the answer to all of life’s problems. Unfortunately, a tragic junior football and tennis career put my elite athlete career to …

Peripheral Neuropathy: Can Exercise Help?

Admin Balance Training, Exercise Oncology, Neuropathy, News, Side Effects

What is Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy?  Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN) is a type of nerve damage, affecting predominantly the hands and feet, that can occur as a result of cancer treatment. Chemotherapy is the most common cause of peripheral neuropathy in cancer patients, and can affect up to 70% of survivors during treatment. Studies also suggest 30% of survivors continue to …

Exercise During Chemotherapy – Helping you ease the impact

Admin Cancer and Exercise, Exercise for Cancer, Exercise Oncology, Exercise Physiology

Due to the debilitating side effects that can often accompany chemotherapy treatment exercising might seem like the last thing on your agenda. But what if we told you that exercise can actually help with mitigating these terrible side effects? Here we explain why everyone should be exercising during chemotherapy and how to do it safely and effectively. What is chemotherapy? …

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – Jo’s Story

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June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. Bowel Cancer affects 1 in 13 Australians and is the second deadliest cancer in Australia. Sadly, Bowel Cancer is becoming more common in young people like Jo who was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer just before her 30th birthday. Jo started with Movement Against Cancer (MAC) in the middle of last year and we recently had a chat with Jo about her experience being a young person diagnosed with bowel cancer.

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

Exercise as Medicine: The Prescription Your Side Effects Don’t Want You to Know About

Admin Body Fat, Cancer and Fatigue, Cancer Survival, Exercise for Cancer, Mental Health, Physical Function, Side Effects, Weight

What if I told you we had something readily available that would assist with reducing the impact of cancer-related side effects? This blog explains that it may not be as crazy as it first sounds..