Arlington, VA & Vero Beach FL | 703 525-5225 | CancerExerciseSpecialist@gmail.com
When your doctor says you are ready to resume physical activity, I am here to help. Whether you were a lifelong athlete prior to your cancer diagnosis or if you've never engaged in formal exercise previously in your life, I'm here to show you how.
I know one of your goals is to get back to normal as quickly as possible. I will show you how to do that safely without any pressure. I will conduct an initial fitness assessment including a postural assessment and measurements of your range of motion. If appropriate, I will monitor your risk for lymphedema and help you carry out a lymphedema prevention program. I will design a program to help you rebuild your strength, endurance and cardiovascular fitness, doing things you want to do so you can get back to doing what you love.
Melissa Ellison is a cancer survivor who went from surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation to successfully competing in the Ironman Hawaii World Championship. She is an accomplished triathlon coach and a certified cancer exercise specialist. She has competed in dozens of triathlons and marathons and coached countless adults and children of all ages and abilities.