LYMPHATIC HEALTHCARE and EDUCATION
LYMPHATIC                           HEALTHCARE                                                      and EDUCATION

Breast Cancer Aftercare

Course Aims and Objectives:

 

Overall Aim

  • To develop and combine proactive healthcare skills addressing breast cancer aftercare recovery.

Overall Objectives

  • 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.

 

1. Aim

Posture Assessment and Gait Analysis in relation to affected area of trauma for prevention of future deterioration.

 

Objectives

  • 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.


2. Aim
Assess and evaluate the patient in the Range of Motion of the Shoulder Joint of the affected extremity with a Goniometer.


Objectives

  •  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.


3. Aim
Understand how the Lymphatic System works in relation to breast cancer clients.


Objectives

  • 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.


4. Aim
To safely and professionally administer application of Kinex™ Pressures to anterior and posterior muscles of the shoulder girdle.


Objectives

  • Understand and implement Kinex™ pressures procedure.
  • Identify the benefits of Kinex™ pressures.
  • Preparation of a client for Kinex™ pressures.


5. Aim
Understand Lymphatic Pressure Pumping Massage technique as a procedure for maximum stimulation of Lymph Vessel diameter-led Lymphangioactivity.


Objectives

  • Demonstrate the three pressure gradients of lymphatic pressure pumping massage.
  • Describe lymphatic pressure pumping movements and classifications.
  • Perform lymphatic pressure pumping routine procedure.

 

6. Aim
To understand the benefits of follow-up Lymphatic Pumping Exercise Routine.


Objective

  • Demonstrate and teach the client the eight different exercises using an inflatable ball.

 

 

 

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