Supporting best recovery after breast cancer - Level 1
ONLINE & LIVE WITH DENISE
Managing post-surgical and radiotherapy side effects is
an unmet need for many breast cancer survivors;
our sisters, aunts and mothers
There is a continuous call for change; this requires services to be available and professional training to be provided.
I loved sharing the methods I use, in a workshop format, as this was changing lives for women well outside of my community. But there are so many barriers to workshops now: COVID-19 has impacted learning opportunities for all, especially health professionals.
New training methods mean that you can develop manual therapy skills for breast cancer rehab from your desk.
Watch this video to see what you need to have at your desk so that you can learn the hand skills required.
In the Treatment Module (Level 1) you will have step-by-step instructions for key interventions that will facilitate the recovery of best arm movement following mastectomy and lumpectomy.
Your Learning options:
Join a group live 2-hour zoom session each week for 5 weeks; practice your new-found skills in your home, and then transition quickly to your practice.
Self-paced learning with support videos
Completed in November 2021
Courses for 2023
to be set soon
Book your team of therapists for this online training
Connect with Denise to discuss your training needs
Participants from previous workshops have said
" I use the Reach out the Back
test with all my breast cancer patients "
Kate Perkins -OT and Lymphoedema therapist
" I used the ROTB test the very next day and made some great changes for my patient"
Treatment Module- Level 1
LEARN conservative hands-on treatments
for the following impairments:
Cording insertion at the chest wall
Uneven skin scars and chest wall adhesions post-mastectomy
Seroma- fluid-filled and fibrotic
Lumpectomy dissection problematic scar tissue
Rib cage flaring after mastectomy
Pain on pressure at tight bands of muscles
Scapula dyskinesia and poorly isolated arm movement
Soft tissue changes at ALND dissection bed
Problematic drain scars
RESOURCES FOR YOUR PRACTICE
CHOOSE YOUR AMOUNT OF EVIDENCE TO READ
With full course payment, you can receive my PDF literature reviews:
1. Introduction to assessment: Understanding the physical issues faced by women after breast cancer ( 72 pages)
2. Mastectomy: Testing scar tissue severity and other post-surgical impairments. (80 pages)
OR READ LIGHT
RECEIVE five great references from over the last few years.
ONE LINK WITH ALL YOUR RESOURCES
ready to view or download
At the commencement of the sessions, you will receive a password-protected PADLET with links to patient resources, free access assessment forms, application for two key patient-reported Rausch-based Q's.
Each week the recorded sessions will be added to this one URL
LEVEL 1 Treatment module
PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE! each session and during the week.
Your aim is to get the technique pressure and timing just right, so you can do it without looking at the digital display!
Choose to take the PRESSURE CHALLENGE- be verified in the 3 - 4 key pressure levels used in the training sessions. We'll do this at Week 5 LIVE session where you need to achieve 4/5 reliability with the set pressures while blinded to the digital display.
I love having the ST device in my clinic: I check my pressures and I find men get to realize the lightness of pressure very quickly.
By booking in, you will snag your spot in the small group virtual courses for 2023.
Book in to express your interest in 2023 courses or to request other days or times.
Level 2 course, focusing on breast reconstruction, additional functional retraining, and ALND soft tissue side effects will be available for therapists who have completed Level 1