Exercise and upper GI cancer – the importance of keeping active
Webinar – Tuesday 23 February 1-2pm AEDT
Pancare proudly presents our upcoming Living Well Series webinar, ‘Exercise and upper GI cancer – the importance of keeping active’. The Living Well Series is an informative, online series which seeks to enhance the daily health and wellbeing of patients and their carers, living with an upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancer. Upper GI cancers include pancreatic, liver, stomach, biliary and oesophageal cancers.
Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Dale Ischia, will explore the importance of exercise and keeping active for people living with upper GI cancer. The side effects of surgery and treatment can place additional strain on the body, often leading to fatigue, decline in function, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness. Exercise can help improve the efficacy and tolerance of treatment and minimise side effects, leading to improved quality of life. This session will explore the importance and benefits of exercise post-surgery, during treatment and beyond.
This informative session will cover topics including:
- Why exercise is so important
- What forms of exercise may be best for you
- The benefits of exercise after surgery and during treatment
- Factors to consider when starting an exercise program.
The session will also allow plenty of time for Dale to respond to any questions you may have.
We anticipate that this will be a popular session, so please ensure you secure your spot today so you don’t miss out. If you can’t make it on the day, don’t worry, we will be able to share a recording of this valuable session with you post-event. You will still need to register to receive this recording.
We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.
Dale Ischia, Accredited Exercise Physiologist specialising in oncology
Dale is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with more than 20 years clinical experience who has specialised in oncology over the past 7 years.
She founded ‘Moving Beyond Cancer’ , an exercise physiology program dedicated to improving the lives of people with a cancer diagnosis through appropriately prescribed exercise.
Since her cancer exercise specialist qualification with the American College of Sports Medicine, Dale has provided her expertise to many private clients, organisations and support groups, such as: Olivia Newton John Cancer Centre, The Alfred Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, The Cancer Council, Think Pink, Pancare Foundation, Prostate cancer support groups, Ovarian Cancer Australia and the Leukaemia Foundation.
Dale applies the latest research findings to her clinical practice to provide her clients with the most up-to-date education and exercise prescription. Dale’s professional goals are to minimise the side effects of cancer treatment and give people a sense of control over their bodies.
When: Tuesday 23 February, 1-2.00pm AEDT
Where: Online – details to be emailed
RSVP: Via registration