An exercise physiologist (EP) is a highly valued member of the oncology team. The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) recently released a position statement advocating for exercise to be part of standard practice in cancer care. Current research has demonstrated that exercise during and after treatment can improve some of the side-effects of cancer treatment and in some cases reduce the risk of recurrence of certain cancers and improve survival.  

Our Bloomhill accredited Exercise Physiologist has specialist training to assist you with understanding the importance of exercise for your particular situation and needs, and prescribing the appropriate exercise to address those needs.  Before prescribing an individualised exercise program the Exercise Physiologist will take into careful consideration your specific situation, your cancer type and treatments, any side-effects you may be experiencing, and any other relevant medical conditions.

A regular exercise program can assist you to manage fatigue, rebuild strength and endurance, improve bone density, increase mobility after surgery, improve quality of life, improve mental health, assist with weight management, and improve balance.

Bloomhill offers a range of small gym classes with individualised programs, individual sessions as well as Pilates and Yoga classes each week. To make sure that you can safely exercise at Bloomhill, we encourage you to have at least an initial session with the exercise physiologist who can develop your exercise program with you.  

Talk with your Bloomhill nurse about how to go about getting a referral to our Exercise Physiologist.