Exercise

At our regular monthly meeting on 16 August 2017. Our guest speaker was Kellie Toohey, Clinical Assistant Professor (Exercise Physiology), Sport and Exercise Science, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra.  Kellie told us about the role of exercise in rehabilitation after treatment and in helping to promote good health in cancer survivors.  She recommended to us a Cancer Council Australia 2016 booklet entitled Exercise for people living with cancer. A copy of that can be downloaded from our site here or from the Cancer Council site here: http://tinyurl.com/y9v9awqq

Fact Sheet on exercises relevant to pre-treatment and post-treatment for prostate cancer, published by
Exercise is Medicine Australia - Download from their site here. Fact sheets relating to other medical conditions that may be of interest to you are also available there.

Exercise for Prostate Cancer Patients and Families (2012). Presenter: Eileen Lavis - Principal Physiotherapist at the Rathmines Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre. Our review: On 10 March 2012 this presentation was given by Ms Lavis to the NSW/ACT Prostate Cancer Support Group Chapter Conference in Tamworth, NSW. The presentation is very informative and comprehensive. The use of pictures to illustrate recommended exercises is impressive and in the DVD, Ms Lavis demonstrates the exercises. The quality of the audio on this DVD is very poor. However, the creators of the DVD have used a split screen technique to display the presenter on one-half of the screen and the slides that she is referring to on the other half. In spite of the poor sound the presentation is evaluated overall as being essential viewing. The slides used in the presentation (with some editing made by the reviewer to expand acronyms and to make some other clarifications) can also be downloaded as a 1.9 MB PDF file from our site here. It should be noted that while the presentation includes recommendations about exercises, our Group is unqualified and unable to evaluate the effectiveness of such exercises or to identify any risks that may be associated with adopting the recommendations. Therefore it is essential that you seek advice and supervision from a medical professional or physiotherapist prior to adopting any of the recommendations.

Diet, Supplements and Lifestyle Changes for Patients with Prostate Cancer (2012 and 2013). Dr Joe Enis. Our review: On 10 March 2012 Dr Joe Enis - a retired neurologist - gave this presentation to the NSW/ACT Prostate Cancer Support Group Chapter Conference in Tamworth, NSW. The presentation is comprehensive, being the product of a great deal of literature research and is extremely informative. Its coverage is impressively broad and packed with information that will be of great interest to prostate cancer patients. The quality of the audio on this DVD is very poor. However, the creators of the DVD have used a split screen technique to display the presenter on one-half of the screen and the slides that he is referring to on the other half. In spite of the poor sound the presentation is evaluated overall as being essential viewing. It should be noted that while the presentation includes recommendations about diet and a number of supplements that might be taken, our Group is unqualified and unable to evaluate the effectiveness of such diets or supplements that are recommended or to identify any risks that may be associated with adopting the recommendations. Therefore it is essential that you seek advice and supervision from medical professionals prior to adopting any of the recommendations. The slides used in the presentation (with some editing made by the reviewer to expand acronyms and to make some other clarifications) can also be downloaded as a 745 KB PDF file from our site here. In June 2013 Dr Enis gave a updated version of the presentation at the Royal North Shore Hospital. A copy of the slides in that presentation can be downloaded from our web site here as a 276 KB PDF file or from here in a larger format as a 2.3 MB PDF file.

Improving Quality of Life Through Exercise (2011). Michael Russo. Address to the Sydney Adventist Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group by on 25 July 2011. Provided to us by the PCFA. Our review: This segment of the presentation on 25 July is by Michael Russo and is in the form of a relaxed interactive chat with the audience and some exercises. Mr Russo demonstrated exercises using an elastic resistance band. This technique could be very helpful for people who have no access to a gym for their resistance training. It is difficult to hear clearly the audience questions in most cases and the speaker did not repeat them before answering.

Broadcast interview of Prof. Steven Blair by the ABC's Dr. Norman Swan on 20 August 2012. Blair outlined the results of research undertaken on the relationship between fitness and risk of dying during the follow-up period. While prostate cancer is not mentioned explicitly the generalisations from the studies discussed should be of considerable interest to people who have an interest in prostate cancer. Listen to the interview by going to this link, then clicking "Download audio": http://tinyurl.com/9tqea7a A transcript of the interview can be downloaded from that web page by clicking on the "show transcript" link.

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