Exercise Physiology

An accredited exercise physiologist  (AEP) has 4 years of university training that equips them to specialise in exercise interventions to help address a wide range of health issues. An AEP  uses exercise to help manage chronic conditions, disability and injuries.

Exercise really is medicine. If we could prescribe a pill that improves heart health, decreases risk of diabetes, helps with weight loss, improves mood, improves bone density and the list goes on, every single person would be prescribed that pill.

In cancer care, exercise has been shown to not only assist the chemotherapy and radiation to do a better job, but also decrease a majority of the side effects of treatment including:

  • fatigue
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • low mood
  • loss of strength
  • muscle and joint pain and stiffness
  • weight gain
  •  In addition exercise has been shown to improve treatment outcomes and long term survivorship in breast, prostate and colorectal cancer

Maria and Megan, our EP’s have extensive experience working in oncology and are passionate about helping patients going through treatment for cancer, restore and recover to regain strength, control and optimum quality of life.

In addition, they have extensive experience in treating patients with low back pain, diabetes, sporting injuries and heart conditions, to assist them in returning to strength and again gaining control over their body and improving their quality of life.  Megan also has a special interest in Women’s Health, Chronic Pain and people with invisible illnesses (ie. chronic fatigue, endometriosis, hypermobility, EDS), along with patients diagnosed with neurological conditions. Working closely with Restore Physios and dietitians, ensures a wholistic approach and optimal recovery.

Conditions treated:

  • Cancer: prehab and rehab: assisting you to get through the treatment with fewer and less disabling side effects
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Pulmonary disease
  • Metabolic disease
  • Neurological disease: including Parkinsons
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Women’s Health
  • Chronic Pain
  • Musculoskeletal disease (including arthritis, osteoporosis/osteopenia, acute and/or chronic musculoskeletal issues)
  • Depression and other mental health conditions

What programs do we provide at Restore Oncology Care?

Our exercise physiologist will tailor a program to your individual needs and goals:

  • Cancer rehab: one on one, home programs and small group rehab
  • Weight loss
  • Balance and bone density
  • Diabetes
  • Back pain
  • Workers compensation: return to work programs
  • sports injuries; ensuring a safe return to sport
  • knee and hip replacement programs: returning you to full function

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