Exercise your way to health after cancer

November 01 2016

Horfield Leisure Centre has launched a new exercise based cancer rehabilitation scheme called Energise. It is an innovative new exercise referral programme specifically for people who have been affected by cancer.

Horfield Leisure Centre has launched a new exercise based cancer rehabilitation scheme called Energise. It is an innovative new exercise referral programme specifically for people who have been affected by cancer.

It is a partnership project between Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire Cancer Network, Bristol City Council, North Bristol NHS Trust and Sports and Leisure Management Limited. The programmes are carried out by either Chartered Physiotherapists, CanRehab or Wright Foundation trained Exercise Instructors.

The programme is open to anyone aged 16 years or over, who is ready to exercise at any stage pre, during or after cancer treatment such as surgery, chemotherapy and or radiotherapy and is deemed by the referrer to have a stable condition. People who are receiving maintenance cancer treatments such as hormone therapy are suitable for inclusion. 

There will be a gradual introduction to a regular manageable exercise routine tailored to the needs of each participant which will improve physical strength, mobility, function and quality of life. 

Participants can be referred by their medical professional or by a self-referral form which can be found at www.bristol.gov.uk/energise