Course Aims and Objectives:
- To develop and combine proactive healthcare skills addressing breast cancer aftercare recovery.
- To deliver a new therapy called Lymphatic Pressure Therapy incorporating knowledge to therapists in the post-operative care of breast cancer clients.
- To ensure therapists understand that breast cancer clients need safe and professional guidance in all areas of post-operative recovery.
Posture Assessment and Gait Analysis in relation to affected area of trauma for prevention of future deterioration.
- Observe and assess weaknesses and imbalances in a client`s posture and gait in relation to post-operative trauma on the affected side from breast cancer treatment.
- Learn how to advise correction of clients` postural Stance.
- Direct, determine and appraise clients` gait.
Assess and evaluate the patient in the Range of Motion of the Shoulder Joint of the affected extremity with a Goniometer.
- Understand anatomical positions with directional muscular movement.
- Assess and instruct the patient to determine range of motion of shoulder girdle.
- Learn how to use the range of motion recording equipment called the Goniometer
- Understand how passive movement helps improve post-operative recovery in relation to client’s awareness of muscular inactivity for lymphatic drainage.
Understand how the Lymphatic System works in relation to breast cancer clients.
- Know components of the lymphatic system and their functions.
- Understand differences between lymphatic system and blood circulation.
- Identify areas of watersheds and lymph node names pertaining to areas.
- Understand how the lymphatic system moves through the body.
- Understand lymphangioactivity and lymphoedema.
To safely and professionally administer application of Kinex™ Pressures to anterior and posterior muscles of the shoulder girdle.
- Understand and implement Kinex™ pressures procedure.
- Identify the benefits of Kinex™ pressures.
- Preparation of a client for Kinex™ pressures.
Understand Lymphatic Pressure Pumping Massage technique as a procedure for maximum stimulation of Lymph Vessel diameter-led Lymphangioactivity.
- Demonstrate the three pressure gradients of lymphatic pressure pumping massage.
- Describe lymphatic pressure pumping movements and classifications.
- Perform lymphatic pressure pumping routine procedure.
To understand the benefits of follow-up Lymphatic Pumping Exercise Routine.
- Demonstrate and teach the client the eight different exercises using an inflatable ball.