Group hydrotherapy for people with cancer
I am an Accredited Exercise Physiologist working in a rural community in South Australia. One of the local cancer support groups contacted me about providing a weekly exercise session in a hydrotherapy setting for their members. This group is taken through a physical activity routine that covers cardiovascular endurance, upper body and lower body strength, core strength and balance, in a gentle, warm environment that enables low stress movement. Many people undergoing cancer have physical complexities, and stressful lives, and this exercise modality achieves an increase in physical activity participation, as well as taking into consideration their physical issues, and provision of a safe, calm environment for exercise. The group initially was done for 10 week periods, but have recently committed to weekly sessions indefinitely.
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