Essentials of Cancer Exercise
According to estimates from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), in 2018 there were 17.0 million new cancer cases and 9.5 million cancer deaths worldwide. By 2040, the global burden is expected to grow to 27.5 million new cancer cases and 16.3 million cancer deaths simply due to the growth and aging of the population. The future burden will probably be even larger due to increasing prevalence of factors that increase risk, such as smoking, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, and fewer childbirths, in economically transitioning countries.
Surgery, including amputations, and treatment will leave patients with muscle imbalances and range of motion limitations and out them at risk for heart and lung damage, osteoporosis, and diabetes: all can be prevented and/or managed with exercise.
This introductory course for health and fitness professionals will teach professionals how to identify muscle imbalances and correct postural deviations following cancer surgery and treatment, how to identify and correct range of motion limitations following cancer surgery and treatment, how to prevent, identify, and manage lymphedema, and how to prescribe a comprehensive, individualized recovery program that will improve a patients’ quality of life, and minimize the risk of co-morbidities.
Essential Exercises of Cancer Exercise is a 25 page overview of cancer & its causes, 25 types of cancer, and how exercise is impacted by surgeries and treatments.