Heavy Resistance Training in Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Adjuvant Therapy In this randomised control trial patients completed heavy resistance training (4 sets leg press x 4 repetitions) at around 90% of their 1RM. This resulted in 20% increase in strength as well as 9-12% improvement in functional performance. The control group actually declined in [...]
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Exercise Right Australia - Home Workouts ExerciseRight is an initiative of Exercise and Sports Science Australia. In times of home isolation and limited access to fitness centres and exercise clinics, ExerciseRight has posted excellent home workouts designed by Accredited Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists. Here is the link to the Home Workouts... [...]
Breast cancer and treatment impacts on muscle strength All patients with breast cancer or post treatment should perform at least two resistance training sessions per week to maintain muscle mass, strength and physical function. As expected these authors report that women who have undergone breast cancer treatment have lower muscle strength compared to matched [...]
Microsoft Teams - How to Join a Meeting Have you been invited to a Teams meeting? Microsoft Teams is a very powerful collaboration platform which includes video chat. It is highly secure and is excellent for telehealth communications. Join a Microsoft Teams meeting from your calendar, via dial-in number and conference ID, or sign [...]
How to Download the GenesisCare Exercise Medicine App This video is a demonstration of how to download and run the GenesisCare Exercise Medicine App to an iPhone. The procedure is very similar for iPad or any Android device. More posts...
Prostate Cancer Patients + Exercise During a Pandemic Dr Kate Allen, Executive Director of Science and Public Affairs at the World Cancer Research Foundation, cuts through the noise and gives us the facts on nutrition and coronavirus (COVID-19). Here is the link to her article... More posts... [...]
Exercise Medicine in the Age of COVID-19 Webinar recorded 21st April 2020 COVID-19 has impacted all aspects of human life and with necessary restrictions off physical distancing patients with cancer may not have access to exercise clinics. In this webinar we discuss various methods and technologies to provide safe and effective tele exercise medicine [...]
Coronavirus: What Are the Benefits of Lifestyle in Improving Immune Function and Reducing Stress? How Can We Stay Well and Do Well for Our Patients? In this video, Dr Andrew Freeman interviews Dr Dean Ornish on the pillars of lifestyle medicine to help patients stay well during COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Ornish is a leading [...]
Should patients be exercising immediately before receiving radiation or chemotherapy? This is a very interesting question because while we do not have any definitive human trials there is compelling theoretical mechanisms supported by preclinical (animal) research. To briefly explain, tumours generally have low blood circulation and thus oxygen level, they are said to be hypoxic. This [...]
How to screen mirror iPhone to a TV via AppleTV For video chat and working through online exercise programs nothing beats displaying on a big screen TV or monitor. In this demonstration we take you step by step through connecting an iPhone to a TV via an AppleTV device. The process is call "Screen [...]