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:
- 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
Daniel our exercise physiologist has a Masters in Oncology Exercise and is passionate about helping patients going through treatment for cancer, restore and recover to regain strength, control and optimum quality of life.
Daniel has 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. Working closely with Restore Physios ensures a wholistic approach and optimal recovery.