Julia P.’s story: an accessible  kinesiologist on Zoom

“When I found out that a kinesiologist could accompany me via the Zoom platform, I immediately jumped at the opportunity.”

I was barely 30 years old when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I straight away tried to find out what services were available that were adapted to my situation. I live in the regions, and the services offered to people with cancer tend to be rather limited. After a few online searches, I discovered the Quebec Cancer Foundation. Even though the Foundation does not have an affiliated hospital center in my region, I still am able to benefit from some of its online services, such as kinesiology.

My chemotherapy treatments had obliged me to slow down the pace of my daily life, even to completely stop certain physical activities. Of course, it teaches you to let go… but I was still very eager to get back to running, or to go walking in the mountains.

When I found out that a kinesiologist could accompany me via the Zoom platform, I immediately jumped at the opportunity. It’s a fact: cancer and the various treatments that come with it are a source of stress. But physical activity is one way to get rid of it. The exercises proposed by my kinesiologist, Kathryne, allowed me to let go of this emotional load. Thanks to her advice and guidance, I have regained my balance and gradually resumed my sports career.

Kathryne’s experience in oncology adds real value to the care I receive. I feel confident with her: not only is her program adapted to my type of cancer, but our meetings always take place in an atmosphere of respect and good humour!

Finally, I feel fortunate to be able to profit from the services of a kinesiologist, despite the distance and social distancing restrictions of COVID-19.

If I have one piece of advice to give to those who find themselves in a similar situation: Don’t go it alone. There are a lot of exceptional people out there who are ready to support and accompany you through  your ordeal!

Some other interesting testimonials


Martine Morin’s story: an involvement in the telephone peer matching service after cancer

"Having cancer has taught me how to live better.”

Manon Bisson’s story: a 32-year-old mom

“The Quebec Cancer Foundation, a little gem for those closest to me.”

Isabelle Goupil’s story: cancer and logistics

“The moment a nurse spoke to her about the Quebec Cancer Foundation Lodges in the Estrie region, it was as though a ray of hope had miraculously appeared at the end of this incredibly difficult tunnel.”

Grace Durocher’s story: lucky in her misfortune

“Lucky in my misfortune”

Francine Legault’s story: devastated by her son’s cancer diagnosis

“Everyone I was lucky enough to speak with at the Foundation held their hand out and helped me stand tall during this entire ordeal.”

Dorothée Njuidje Kom’s story: cancer patient and caregiver at the same time

“Because my family lived so far away, I had to fully assume two simultaneous roles: cancer patient and my own caregiver.”​