Breast Cancer Post Operative Rehab Course

Introduction

This Stand-Alone Course is created to give exercise based Medical Professionals, Fitness Instructors and those working closely with Breast Cancer survivors a toolbox and the confidence to work safely and effectively with clients.

The course is also a module comprising the Mbodies Women's Wellness Specialist Qualification

It is a two Part course with Theory and Measurementand Evaluation on Day 1 and Practical Exercise and Programming on Day 2.

The course if taught and facilitated by Professional Instructor Trainers who are themselves working on a weekly basis delivering these exercises to survivors in UK and European hospitals

Objectives

At the end of this course :

You will be equipped with a toolbox that will be suitable for either group work (as favoured by charity funded schemes running in many UK hospitals)  or for one on one work with clients preferring individual attention.

You  will sufficiently understand Breast Cancer, its etiology and stages / types of treatment to be able to intelligently interact with your client(s) and set realistic expectations of how and when you can help them.

You will understand the value of meeting your clients pre-surgery and taking relevent measurements of the client's pre surgery range of movement, and anthropometric measurements - which will form the basis of your post rehab measurement and evaluation and also help you to set realistic goals.

You will understand the surgical effects of different types of reconstruction or surgery and this will allow you to hone in on muscle groups which will require attention and contraindicated exercises or movement patterns which should be avoided as a result of any specific intervention.

You will understand the client's 'journey' from removal of tumour, through reconstruction, if any, and adjuvent therapies such as Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy, Hormone Therapies etc.  You will therefore understatnd the need to accommodate the psychological as well as physiological side effects of the treatments allowing you to set expectations appropriately and support your client through the stages.

You will be aware of the importance to know which of your clients is at greatest risk of co-morbitities such as Lymphodema and understand the signs and symptoms and be able to advise accordingly.

You will be able to deliver graded, appropriate and safe exercise Programmes which will not only help clients to recover Range of Movement, Mobility and Strength compromised by the surgical interventions, but also develop a client base loyal to you who by attending regular exercise will statistically live longer and have less chance of reccurrence of Breast Cancer than those who do not.

Prerequisites

Participants Should be Qualified Medical or Fitness Professionals or complimentary therapists such as Lymphodema Massage specialists who are already working with this population.

Participants will be assessed on their understanding of the theoretical aspects of the course as well as their competence at assessing the needs of a post operative client, measuring and evaluating Range of movement pre programming and evaluating change over time.    

During the Practical sessions all participants will be expected to participate as both 'teacher' and participant in order to show competence in being able to deliver the Programming.

All Participants will be expected to teach exercises learned and take a practical part in case studies. 

Duration

This is a two day course featuring approximately 7 hours of classroom work and 7 hours of Practical Exercise, Programming and case study involvement

Further Details

In the Practical Exercises section of the course you will be provided with, and learn, a range of progressive targeted exercises and will be expected to understand their focus and select appropriately to progress your clients as they exercise with you.   

Breast Cancer does not select its unfortunate hosts on the basis of their size, weight, age or fitness and therefore it is important to be able  to adapt your  exercise programming to the fitness and experience of the clients in front of you.  To help with this exercises in the database given are graded into three categories according to the appropriatenes of the exercise for different fitness or ability levels.

typical course price: £420.00
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