Strength, Resilience, and Hope: The Impact of Exercise Wellness Programs on ONJ Centre Cancer Patients

Exercise services offered at the ONJ Centre’s Wellness Gym are vital to strengthening the mind, body, and spirit of patients with a cancer diagnosis.

The exercise programs assist patients through individually tailored and group exercise sessions that meet their current fitness levels. These programs and exercises are designed to build and restore strength, resilience, and hope in patients throughout their cancer treatment, and form an integral part of their weekly routine.

Senior Physiotherapists at the ONJ Centre, Clare O’Donell and Kristen Capron, worked on an educational video titled ‘VidEx’, which promotes and endorses exercise throughout the course of cancer treatment for those with a recent cancer diagnosis.

Kristen says, “In my opinion, exercise helps people do the things that they enjoy in life and live their best life regardless of having a cancer diagnosis”.

Medical Oncologist, Dr Belinda Yeo adds, “exercise in the setting of a diagnosis of cancer improves your survival and anything we can do that not only helps the patient live better but live longer is important”.

These exercise programs not only improve patients’ physical health, but also positively impact their mental health and overall quality of life. Physiotherapy aims to improve patients’ flexibility and mobility, enabling them to overcome the challenges and setbacks of cancer and surgery.

“Exercise can save your life. Cancer is a diagnosis, it doesn’t have to be the rest of your life”, says ONJ Centre Consumer Atlanti.

Exercise programs at the ONJ Wellness Gym are only made possible thanks to our incredible Dry July’ers! We are deeply grateful for the difference you make to the lives of our patients and their families.

Watch the VidEx Video: Exercise at the Olivia Newton-John Centre 

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