top of page
Moving Beyond Cancer
Moving Beyond Cance Intro
Circle

Exercise for people with a cancer diagnosis

Take Control

Essential

Exercise is recommended to be part of everyone's cancer treatment

Tailored Prescription

Thorough assessment allows us to prescribe you with the best type and dose of exercise

Collaborative 

We work with your treating practitioners to ensure the best outcomes 

Trusted Experts

You chose the best medical experts. Chose the best Exercise Physiologists as well

Flexible Programs

Let us help you a much or as little as you need

Feel supported

Enjoy genuine support from our caring Accredited Exercise Physiologist 

Outlook-Leaves-whi.png
Lauren Support
Dale Support
Return Home

Do you know someone who could benefit from this program? Give a Gift Voucher by clicking here.

Engaging in safe and appropriate exercise throughout your journey with cancer will have an incredibly beneficial impact on your wellbeing. Our goal is to help you make exercise a positive focus in your life so you can live your best life throughout treatment and beyond.

Our Moving Beyond Cancer program empowers people with a cancer diagnosis to:

  • Focus on something you can control.

  • Realise the many benefits that exercise has for people with a cancer diagnosis.

  • Receive a safe and effective exercise program tailored to individual needs. Using vast clinical experience and specialist skills we design a safe and effective exercise regime according to your individual needs.

  • Be supported and guided by experienced clinicians who understand oncology. Relationships are important to us. In our first session we spend time getting to know you and better understand your situation and discuss what a good support structure looks like for you. We will be with you from the beginning and offer as much or as little guidance as you need to ensure you live your best life throughout treatment and beyond.

  • Take the opportunity to join a supportive network with like-minded people.

 

The benefits of exercise for people with a cancer diagnosis: 

Benefits of Execise for Cancer Patients

Exercise is important for everyone, but it plays a crucial role for people with cancer. The Cancer Council of Australia suggests that exercise may:

Target

Improve how you respond to treatment (for some cancers)

Target

Reduce complications from surgery and time spent in hospital

Target

Reduce the risk and severity of side effects of cancer treatments

Target

Boost mood and self-esteem

Target

Improve sleep and fatigue

Target

Help maintain a healthy weight

Target

Focus on something you can control

Target

Relieve stress, anxiety and depression

Target

A new way to meet people and socialise

Target

Reduce the risk of developing or improve health issues, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis and type 2 diabetes

Target

Help with recovery from treatment by increasing energy levels, reducing treatment-related muscle loss, strengthening bones, and improving mobility and balance

Target

Reduce the risk of some cancers coming back, including breast, prostate, bowel and endometrial (uterine) cancers

Return Home
Return Home

What type of sessions are available in our Moving Beyond Cancer Program?

With all of our programs, you can choose between exercising one-on-one, as part of a group class, or independently:

Inclusivity: We welcome people from all walks of life at MEPG/MBC. If you would like to join one of our oncology specific groups but have a different gender identity than stated below, please contact reception to discuss the most suitable class.

Exercising one on one with an Accredited Exercise Physiologist has many benefits:

  • Supervised in our studio

  • Access to all our equipment

  • Ensuring correct technique

  • Appropriate progressions

  • Regular modifications

  • Variety of exercise

  • Motivating

  • Less cost per session.

  • Rebates available

Using the latest software, we can monitor you completing your exercise program between one on one sessions, allowing us to support you through your home or local gym based program remotely.

You may be eligible for a medicare rebate if you have a Care Plan through your GP, or rebates through your private health fund.

Lauren Support
Return Home

How does our service work?

How our Service Works
Make an appointment

Make an appointment

You can make an appointment online or call (03) 9813 2189.

Get a referral from your GP (Optional)

Get a referral from your GP (Optional)

If you would like to access a Care Plan under Medicare you will need a referral from your GP.

Complete an exercise safety questionnaire

Complete an exercise safety questionnaire

We will email you a copy of this to complete online after you have booked your first  appointment.

Complete your initial assessment

Complete your initial assessment

One of our skilled clinicians will assess you and discuss your goals with you.

Receive your Exercise Prescription

Receive your Exercise Prescription 

​We tailor your exercise prescription to meet your needs, goals and preferences.

Choose your program options & get started!

Choose your program options & get started! 

Choose between exercising  one-on-one, as part of a group class, or independently.

Continual reassessment of your program

Continual reassessment of your program

Every 3-6 months we do a formal review and modify your exercise prescription as needed.

Return Home

Advocacy Relationships

Our expertise in Exercise Oncology has been recognised by invited contributions to the following highly impactful projects and organisations:

ONJ.png
think pink.jpg
ACU.jpg
MP.png
CC vic.jpg
BCN.png
alfred.jpg
LF1.png
pancare.jpg
prostate.png
deakin.png
VICS.PNG
Customer Google Reviews
bottom of page