Cancer Exercise Specialist (CES)
Vani Pahwa is a certified Cancer Exercise Specialist. She works in tandem with oncologists to assist in the recovery of Cancer patients through special exercise programs. Vani assesses a patient on several parameters, such as exercise and health history, cancer treatment (ongoing or past), response and tolerance towards such treatment(s) etc. She then carefully designs and implements a personalized, well-structured and safe physical recovery program. She concurrently helps build mental stamina and emotional wellbeing.
Cancer recovery exercise is a specialized discipline, based on consideration of several key factors such as – cancer type and stage, treatment protocol, impact of radiation/chemotherapy etc., frequency of ongoing treatment, risk of conditions such as lymphedema, peripheral neuropathy, etc. Each cancer type is different and each patient’s response to cancer and its treatment is unique. Without detailed knowledge and a thorough understanding of this, including an understanding of side-effects and contra-indications, it is not recommended for anyone to prescribe an exercise program, no matter how well meaning it may be.
Contact Vani Pahwa for a consultation to understand more about Cancer Recovery Exercise Programs.