As an expert in the field, Tom's exercise programmes are underpinned by an evidence-based approach, following Sport and Exercise Science principles, the latest research and guidance from clinical bodies such as the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR) and Rehabilitation (BACPR) and the Wright Foundation for Cancer Rehabilitation. Tom's methods have led to exceptional outcomes for his clients and have featured in publications such as The Sunday Times Magazine.
Tom prides himself on his meticulous approach. To create a completely bespoke programme, tailored to your specific individual needs, firstly Tom holds an initial consultation with his clients to thoroughly understand their clinical history, current health and fitness and to establish the client's goals for their programme, for them both to work towards together. Tom then devises a safe and effective exercise programme that works towards the client's goals and takes into account their diagnosis, treatment cycles, medications and side-effects.
Tom then works with individuals on a one-to-one basis throughout their programme, meticulously monitoring them within their training sessions and adapting the programme as necessary to ensure the optimal physiological outcomes are achieved to progress the client towards their physiological goals. Tom's work extends beyond the exercise sessions, with Tom on-hand to provide advice and support remotely as well as providing a holistic approach by helping to create a training and recovery schedule, providing advice and analysis on nutritional choices and monitoring physical activity levels and recovery.
At regular intervals, Tom assesses his client's health and fitness markers and reviews the progress made with the client before using the data to help to adjust his prescription for the exercise programme and goals with the client.
Tom accepts self-referrals and referrals from your medical team, with whom he can communicate with, and provide regular reports to, throughout your programme.
All exercise programmes are able to be followed remotely, via video call consultations and exercise sessions, via his app Tom Cowan Exercise Physiology, or a combination of the two, allowing you to structure your programme in a way that best suits you. Being remotely delivered, programmes are accessible to, and are followed by, individuals all over the world and provide the flexibility required by those who travel frequently to be able to adhere to their programme wherever they may be.
Tom is recognised as an expert in Cancer and Exercise and has vast experience in working with individuals at all stages of treatment; pre-, during and post-treatment, to help to manage their side-effects and optimise their physiology, fitness levels, energy levels and immune function. Tom is qualified to the highest level in Exercise for Cancer Rehabilitation.
Tom is qualified to the highest level in Cardiac Rehabilitation with the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR). Tom is able to devise and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes for individuals who have suffered a major cardiovascular event e.g. heart attack or stroke, had treatment including stents, a pacemaker or bypass surgery or are living with cardiovascular disease, heart failure or arrhythmias.
Tom is able to expertly advise individuals wishing to improve their health and fitness. This may be individuals with goals such as weight loss and body composition improvements, cardiovascular fitness and strength improvements, reducing risk factors for cardiovascular disease such as reducing blood pressure or for amateur athletes training towards a physical challenge or event.