Exercise Oncology Workshop: Exercise assessment, prescription and modification for individuals with cancer.
09:00 - 16:00
The old saying that individuals with cancer should rest as much as possible has long been dispelled. In fact, the more active a patient/survivor can be, the better their prognosis is likely to be.
Cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide. Fortunately, as a result of improved screening and cancer treatments, the survival rates of a lot of cancers have improved dramatically in recent years. This also means that there are more survivors than ever dealing with some of the devastating side effects of treatment, some of which can last months or years after treatment finishes.
Exercise can be an extremely valuable tool to combat the side effects of treatment, improve survivorship, and reduce the risk of cancer recurrence. Dr. Ciaran Fairman will bring a wealth of clinical and research experience to deliver this workshop for personal trainers and health professionals interested in working with cancer patients and survivors.
Learning Modules that will be covered:
Module 1 - Cancer Basics/History of Exercise Oncology
Module 2 - Impact of cancer treatments on physical and mental health
Module 3 - Patient/Survivor Assessments
Module 4 - Exercise Prescription for Cancer Patients and Survivors
Module 5 - Site-specific modifications of exercise
Module 6 - Cancer specific barriers to exercise and fostering behaviour change.