PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER
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Childhood cancer can cause lifelong impairment and disability. Minimising the adverse effects of cancer in the early phases of treatment may help to improve these outcomes. Increasing participation in physical activity and reducing the sedentary behaviour of children during treatment has the potential to improve the physical function of children with cancer.
But is keeping active during cancer treatment feasible?
This lecture will cover:
- The impact of childhood cancer both during and beyond treatment, and the role physiotherapy can play
- An update on the latest research regarding physical activity interventions for children during cancer, physical function assessment tools and barriers to participation
- Paediatric cancer care in Europe: feedback from the Felice Rosemary Llyod Scholarship
Sarah Grimshaw is a physiotherapist with over 10 years experience working in both the acute and community setting. Sarah has worked in paediatrics for the past 7 years and now works as the senior physiotherapist to oncology at the Royal Children’s Hospital. She is currently undertaking her PhD through the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, investigating novel ways to improve activity levels and reduce sedentary behaviours for children with cancer. As a recipient of the Felice Rosemary Llyode Scholarship, this year Sarah will travel to specialised cancer treatment centres across Europe to learn about multidisciplinary care models in the acute paediatric cancer care setting.
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