Clinical Exercise Specialist Sarah Russell and bowel cancer patient Rob McNay discuss core exercises, training and surfing after bowel surgery.
Sarah talks through the theory behind core exercises after abdominal surgery, explaining the importance of it.
Sarah then has an interactive conversation with Rob around his journey of working with Sarah before, during, and after his treatment to give you a patient's perspective.
Are you struggling with cancer related fatigue?
Or are you unsure why you feel tired all the time?
MOVE Charity and our 5k Your Way initiative delivered this cancer related fatigue workshop to support people diagnosed with cancer.
During the workshop, we focused on what cancer related fatigue is, how it can affect you and provided you with ways of adapting your lifestyle to improve your symptoms.
This workshop was delivered by Gemma Hillier-Moses - MOVE Charity Founder and Cancer rehab specialist.
We hope you find it useful!
This workshop is led by the fantastic Sarah Russell MSc, she is a Clinical Exercise Specialist, a Clinical Pilates Instructor, the author of The Bowel Cancer Recovery Toolkit and the Founder of The Ostomy Studio.
It's fair to say Sarah is a renowned expert in her field and this is a brilliant workshop aimed at those who are 4 weeks (or more) post op after any type of abdominal surgery including stoma, stoma reversal or any other type.
-A mat or carpet to lie on, you need to have the ability to get down onto the floor (no mobility issues).
-A small towel or cushion
-Have plenty of space around you
This is an excellent workshop for anyone wishing to set goals in any aspect of their life led by Gemma Hillier-Moses, our MOVE Charity Founder, 5k Your Way co-founder and Cancer Rehab Instructor.
Gemma talks through a brilliant and simple system for setting goals whilst giving great examples as well as talking through the methods that have worked for her.
Dr Rebecca Robinson is a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine, an International Athlete and one of our Endcliffe, Sheffield 5KYW group ambassadors.
Tom Cowan is an Exercise Physiologist and Cancer Rehab Specialist.
This brilliant workshop covers:
- The benefits of exercising during treatment
- The science and medicine behind exercise during cancer treatment
- Exercise for health beyond cancer
- How to stay as safe as possible: Risks and certain aspects to be aware of
- How to optimise health around time of treatment
- How to start
This workshop is led by Zoe Merchant and Kirsty Rowlinson-Groves who are excellent advocates of 5k Your Way and together they manage the Prehab4Cancer Programme in Greater Manchester.
Summary of what the workshop covers:
· What is Prehabilitation
· What are the benefits of Prehabilitation
· The GM model
· Exercising in the run up to surgery
· How on get started (tips and advice)
· Mythbusting and a note on rehabilitation
Kerry is a Cancer Specialist Physiotherapist and one of our ambassadors at Harrogate.
Steve is the Lead Physical Trainer at Active Against Cancer.
This workshop includes:
• What is strength training
• How will my cancer treatment affect my strength?
• What muscles need to be strong for walking and running (tips on exercises)?
• Bone health
• Nutrition and hydration
Monika has worked as a dietician for 14 years with expertise in haemato-oncology, teenagers and young adults with cancer, diabetes, weight management and kidney disease. She has been providing reliable nutrition advice to people at different stages of their cancer journey, from diagnosis through to survivorship.
This is a brilliant workshop that includes some excellent advice and we'd really recommend catching up on it.
These are the exercises shown in our brilliant Active Against Cancer workshop. You can watch the whole workshop on our channel too.
Use this video to practice these brilliant strength exercises.