CANCER EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
Helping you feel better
Valere Health are specialists in exercise and cancer. The owner and founder of Valere Health, Morgan Farley, is one of Queensland’s leading cancer exercise professionals. She is an accredited exercise physiologist who is undertaking her PhD in exercise and cancer at the University of Queensland. She has worked with over 100 cancer patients and survivors to help them extract the most from their treatment and regain their lives.
Morgan started Valere Health in 2018. Before then, she was working in professional sports when her elderly grandmother was diagnosed with cancer. The medical advice to her grandmother was to stop exercising and stay indoors to maximise the chances of her treatment working. Morgan knew there was strong evidence for exercise helping cancer patients and offered to work with her grandmother’s oncologist to develop a tailored exercise plan. Her grandmother exercised in her home under Morgan’s close supervision and completed all her treatments. It was then Morgan realised she could make more of a difference to people with cancer than through professional sports and decided to start her own business named after her grandmother – Valerie.
In a short period of time Morgan has helped people of all ages and walks of life complete their treatment and return to their normal lives through personally tailored, cancer-specific exercise program.
Morgan is assisted at Valere by Julian Jefferis, a cancer survivor who brings a unique patient-focus to everything Valere does.
We empower our clients to overcome health and mental barriers to achieve their goals and not only return to everyday life but return stronger and fitter than before. We do this by understanding both the needs and wants of our clients and integrating this with evidence based practice. We strive for excellence for both ourselves and our patients through a client centred approach and individualized programming. Finally we educate our clients to move in the right way and create everlasting changes to their lifestyle and form lifelong friendships. We guarantee you will leave feeling better than when you arrived.
HOW CAN EXERCISE HELP
"EXERCISE IS MEDICINE FOR CANCER PATIENTS"
The Clincial Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) has recently made a statement endorsing exercise during treatment and into survivorship. They have made a call to action for those currently undergoing treatment and post treatment to accumulate 150minutes of moderate-vigorous aerobic exercise (Huff and puff) and 2-3 resistance exercise sessions a week. We understand exercise may seem very hard to achieve during this time but Valere Health tailors exercise programs for YOU based upon the latest evidence and your circumstances to get the best possible outcomes.
IMPROVE MOOD AND MENTAL HEALTH
INCREASE BONE STRENGTH
IMPROVE CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH
REDUCE SIDE EFFECTS OF TREATMENT
REDUCE RISK OF CHRONIC DISEASE
REDUCE RISK OF REOCCURANCE
VALERE HEALTH OFFERS
INDIVIDUALISED TREATMENT PLANS
1 ON 1 EXERCISE THERAPY
SMALL GROUP EXERCISE THERAPY
HOME EXERCISE OPTIONS
EDUCATION ON EXERCISE AND NUTRITION
"Breast cancer sucks, it left me bald, breathless, bloated and fatigued.
I needed a plan, a road map to wellness, with someone who understood my bodies needs.
Valere health, added to my health and wellness tool box. Morgan provided me with real solutions to the challenges I faced in everyday life , she does this in a positive and supportive space. Morgan has been an integral part of my return to physical wellness and everyday life. "
Morgan always met me with warmth and support during our sessions. The exercises made me feel strong (even when I felt pretty crook!); I felt more positive toward my body, and that I was able to achieve and do things, rather than being sick or defective; the regular classes gave me structure in my week and something to anchor around and look forward to, when everything else feels a little bit out of control; I enjoyed seeing Morgan and the group members, and it felt that this was one of the only groups of people to really understood how I was feeling without judgement and that it was okay to be not okay.
“Valere Health gave me the motivation and strength when I couldn’t find it myself. It allowed me to start achieving things I thought I couldn’t and my body started to feel again even during radiation. Not only did it help my physical strength and sore joints it helped me mentally cope with the treatment. Morgan never failed to put a smile on my face and I’ll be forever grateful”