Exercise Referral and Sports Injury Rehabilitation

What does personal training mean to us at SWEAT Southsea? It means working 1-1 with talented professionals with specific skills to help you achieve your goals in an environment free from the typical gym crowds.

 
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Personal trainer Maria is qualified to train clients who have had pulmonary and cardiac issues, cancer, diabetes and more.

Maria graduated with a BSc in Physical Education and Sports Science in her homeland of Greece, before moving to the UK to complete her Masters in Clinical Exercise Science at the University of Portsmouth. Maria is an experienced personal trainer with a wide array of additional qualifications including Level 3 Exercise Referral, Sports Massage, Pilates and TRX Suspension Training.

 

Exercise is 'the best medicine' and should be prescribed to every cancer patient, expert guidelines say

 ‘If we could turn the benefits of exercise into a pill it would be prescribed by every cancer specialist and subsidised by government’ ( Image: Shutterstock )

‘If we could turn the benefits of exercise into a pill it would be prescribed by every cancer specialist and subsidised by government’ ( Image: Shutterstock )

Exercise “is the best medicine” and should be prescribed to all cancer patients to slow the disease’s progression and improve chances of survival, according to the first guidance of its sort anywhere in the world.

Withdrawing from exercise after a diagnosis or while undergoing treatment actively harms cancer patients’ chances of survival, the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (Cosa) said.

In the first evidence-backed position statement of its kind, more than 20 organisations involved in cancer care and exercise call for physical activity to be built into every treatment plan.

“If we could turn the benefits of exercise into a pill it would be demanded by patients, prescribed by every cancer specialist and subsidised by government – it would be seen as a major breakthrough in cancer treatment. Evidence suggests that withholding exercise from people with cancer is harmful. Based on what the science tells us, exercise is the best medicine people with cancer can take, in addition to their cancer treatments, to reverse treatment related side-effects, slow the progression of their cancer, increase quality of life and improve the chances of survival.”
— Professor Prue Cormie, chair of the Cosa Exercise and Cancer Care Group.

This should be supported by specialist physiotherapists and physiologists who understand the demands of cancer treatment and can help patients adapt their exercise plans. Doctors say the guidance is a step on from an outdated view that patients should be “wrapped in cotton wool”, and this has to change to give patients the best chances.

The position statement said: “All people with cancer should avoid inactivity and return to normal daily activities as soon as possible following diagnosis.” It adds that every person with cancer should continue to hit the same activity targets that are recommended by the NHS and other national health services, including “at least” 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise per week. They should also have two to three sessions of weight lifting or weight bearing exercise targeting the major muscle groups each week.

Article from The Independent, Alex Matthews-King, Health Correspondent (Monday 7 May 2018)

 

We are keen to hear from GP's, medical professionals, Pharmaceutical companies and rehabilitation providers. Our highly skilled and professional team have the expertise to safely and effectively guide clients with a range of needs and work together to put clients first. We are able to offer a private physical training and injury rehabilitation environment to suit the needs of our clients.

 
 Sports Therapist Hollie Charles

Sports Therapist Hollie Charles

Hollie graduated in Sports Therapy BSc (Hons) at Chichester University. Hollie's qualifications include Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Hollie provides the link from the treatment table to the gym.

 Sports Therapist and Pilates instructor Lexie Cunningham

Sports Therapist and Pilates instructor Lexie Cunningham

Lexie graduated in Sports Therapy BSc (Hons) at Chichester University and completed her masters in Sports Rehabilitation at Twickenham University. Lexie is an APPI Pilates instructor.