This course prepares therapists to deliver the Strength After Breast Cancer program which is an evidence-based rehabilitative exercise program for breast cancer survivors. The Strength ABC program is based on the Physical Activity and Lymphedema (PAL) Trial which assessed the safety and efficacy of slowly progressive weightlifting for breast cancer survivors with or at risk for lymphedema.
This course is open to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists who have successfully completed a Level 1 (Basic) lymphoedema course or equivalent that meets the ALA Level 1 course guidelines (https://www.lymphoedema.org.au/the-register-updated/ala-recognised-courses/)
Or Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Accredited Exercise Physiologists (through Exercise and Sports Science Australia) who must provide documentation of partnership with an Accredited Lympheodema Therapist who can evaluate clients and to whom clients can be referred if there is a change in symptoms.
NOTE: It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the skills acquired in this class are within their scope of practice.