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Prehab/Rehab for Breast Cancer Patients
Mastectomy, Lumpectomy & Auxiliary Clearance
BCa patients will likely be faced with a range of different surgeries at varying points of their treatment and recovery in their clinical care pathways. Appropriately prescribed exercise programs, both prior to surgery and in rehabilitation can play a pivotal role in their recovery, on going treatment and safe return to different levels of physical activity. This webinar will go through research and guidelines supporting prehab and rehab programs, the different types of surgeries to remove breast tissue (inc. mastectomy, lumpectomy & auxiliary clearance as well as reconstructive surgeries and exercise rehab considerations for each of these.
At the completion of this webinar you will have:
1 Basic knowledge of the surgical interventions and reconstructive surgeries for women undergoing treatment for Breast Cancer (BCa).
2 Understanding of the role of an Exercise Physiologist as part of a multidisciplinary team in Oncology clinical care pathways.
3 Exercise Prescription and appropriate stages of both prehab and rehab for surgical BCa patients
4 Knowledge of assessment tools & objective measures and when to use them in determining appropriate exercise prescription, regressions and progressions.
Meet the speaker
Anna- Louise Moule
Anna has worked as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with women with Breast Cancer since 2011 as part of multidisciplinary teams and within her own clinic Balanced Bodies Lifestyle Clinic in Sydney. She has worked with the Cancer Council NSW, BCNA, Reclaim Your Curves and numerous Breast Cancer Support Groups around Sydney to help educate women undergoing treatment and surgery about the benefits of appropriately prescribed exercise for their recovery and overall health. Two of Anna’s clinic locations are within the Kinghorn Cancer Centre and The San Integrative Cancer centre, as well as having close affiliations with The Mater Hospital and Royal North Shore Public and Private Hospital.