With over 10 years experience as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist specializing in Oncology Rehabilitation, Sarah is passionate about helping people with a cancer diagnosis use exercise to improve physical functioning and quality of life. She works with patients and survivors with all types of cancers, all ages, and across the cancer continuum (initial diagnosis, pre & post treatment, into survivorship and palliative care). Evidence-based and patient-centred in her approach, she draws on her rehabilitation expertise to help reduce and manage the side effects of cancers and its treatments (chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, surgery, etc). Current research supports exercise as safe and effective in managing cancer-related fatigue, lymphedema, muscle atrophy, body composition changes, overall physical functioning, range of motion challenges and bone density loss.
Based out of Treloar Physiotherapy clinic, Sarah sees patients in both one-on-one and small-group settings and also offers initial health and fitness assessments, exercise-based rehabilitation, return-to-work conditioning and planning, home exercise programs and exercise seminars and workshops.
She is also the Exercise Physiology consultant at the Vancouver Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program and is involved in many community-based projects and interventions aimed at translating research into clinical practice. Sarah is currently accepting new patients.