OncoEnergy: Exercise for people with cancer

The researcher Pedro Machado, PhD fellow at ciTechCare, launched the interactive manual “OncoEnergy: Physical exercise manual for people with cancer” (doi: 10.25766/71bf-wx70) on May 21st at the ciTechCare facilities. The idea derived from a group work with fourth grade Physiotherapy students of the School of Health Sciences of the Polytecnic of Leiria.
The manual aims to make patients and caregivers aware of the benefits of physical exercise after the diagnosis of cancer and was recently published by the Polytechnic of Leiria, with the institutional support of the Liga Portuguesa Contra o Cancro and the Portuguese Association of Physiotherapists (Associação Portuguesa de Fisioterapeutas). The aim of the authors and researchers involved in this project is to make the manual available for use by the national health units, free of charge.
The book was presented by Drª Cristina Pissaro, Coordinator of the Oncology Day Hospital at Centro Hospitalar de Leiria, EPE, and by Prof. Samuel Rama, Pro-President of the Polytechnic of Leiria (IPLeiria). The session also included some guests from the entities that supported the project and with a demonstration of some of the exercises included in the manual.
Aces Pinhal Litoral – Administração Regional de Saúde do Centro, I.P., Escola Superior de Saúde do Politécnico de Leiria, Centro Hospitalar de Leiria, EPE, Sistema4, Ovos Matinados, Liga Portuguesa Contra o Cancro, Associação Portuguesa de Fisioterapeutas, Rúben Rosa, Ruben Coelho, João António Silva, Pedro Marques, Ângela Reis, Nídia and Fábio, Maria Guarino
Authors: Pedro Machado, João Raposo, Marco Mendes, Miguel Morgado, Luís Eva Ferreira, Ana Luísa Roque
More information HERE.