Catherine was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February 2016.
Since working with Catherine, we have supported her through a number of treatments. From maintenance of energy levels and the management of side effects during chemotherapy, to exercise rehabilitation and nutritional guidance during her recovery from NanoKnife surgery, the primary focus has always been on supporting Catherine’s function and quality of life.
Catherine’s training sessions at CP+R are structured based on her treatment cycles and how she feels and presents in the session. When energy is high, focus is on the maintenance and development of lean tissue mass during a resistance training session, however, on lower energy days Catherine will perform cardiovascular based sessions to support her energy levels and promote oxygen transport. The focus every session is to ensure Catherine feels better leaving than when she arrived.
The support provided to Catherine extends from her sessions at CP+R. Catherine’s daily step count is tracked, she is advised on weekly structured walks and additional home exercises have been prescribed to improve her balance and confidence.
We aim to create an environment where Catherine knows that no matter what treatment is next, the outlook with us is always positive and she will be treated not as a cancer patient but as a friend and athlete.