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Strong Pink Women Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Course for Physiotherapists

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Course: ‘Strong Pink Women’. Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Course for Physiotherapists.

Date: June 13th & 14th 2019
Venue: UCD, Health Science Building, Rm: A213

Course Description: Research and innovation in oncology continue to contribute to significant declines in breast-cancer related deaths and to a growing population of long-term breast cancer survivors. The physical side-effects of breast cancer treatment may include weeks and months of shoulder pain and stiffness, lymphoedema, fatigue, difficulties with activities of daily living and quality of life. Evidence shows that early breast cancer rehabilitation and daily exercise reduces the risk of chronic impairments, secondary lymphoedema, other late effects and even cancer recurrence.

In this two-day course we focus on early breast cancer rehabilitation to achieve full, pain-free range of shoulder motion, strength and fitness. Topics include:

  • Manual therapy techniques for adherent scars, cording and radiation fibrosis
  • Exercises for upper quadrant weakness.
  • Essential patient self-care.
  • Early lymphoedema and early compression therapy.
  • Evidenced based exercise programs including: Progressive walking to meet PA guidelines, The Pink Ribbon program and a “Yoga protocol for breast cancer related lymphoedema”.

Teaching methods: Lectures and practical sessions.

Course Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Course Objectives

  1. Participants will be familiar with the different types of breast cancers, their treatments and side-effects including:
  • Cancer surgery and reconstruction surgery.
  • Chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormonal therapies.
  1. Participants will be able to identify and apply manual therapy techniques for :
  • Adherent scars.
  • Lymphatic cords.
  • Radiation fibrosis.
  1. Participants will be familiar with compression therapy for early lymphoedema.
  2. Participants will be familiar with exercise programs for:
  • Scapular weakness.
  • Breast cancer related arm lymphoedema.
  • Core and postural conditioning.
  • Walking to meet PA guidelines.
  1. Participants will be familiar with essential self-care skills.
Course Director: Siobhan O’ Reilly Bracken MISCP PT MPA MSc CLT.
Online Registration available soon. Please email Siobhán directly (siobhan@theoreillycentre.ie) with your details to register your interest in the course and to be notified when online registration is open.

Upcoming Courses October and November 2016

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The courses on October 22nd and November 6th 2016 are funded by the HSE and as such Chartered Physiotherapists based in the Ireland’s publically funded hospitals have priority access. The course contact is Cora Wymberry corawymberry@rcsi.ie

 

Breast Cancer for Physiotherapists

Course Director: Siobhan O’ Reilly Bracken MISCP PT MPA MSc CLT – www.theoreillycentre.ie

Location: Dublin

Date: Saturday October 22nd 2016

Time: 8.30am to 6pm

Venue: School of Physiotherapy, Health Science Building, UCD.

Course contact: Cora Wymberry corawymberry@rcsi.ie

Status: SOLD OUT

 

Breast Cancer for Physiotherapists

Course Director: Siobhan O’ Reilly Bracken MISCP PT MPA MSc CLT – www.theoreillycentre.ie

Location: Cork

Date: Saturday November 6th 2016

Time: 8.30am to 6pm.

Course contact: Cora Wymberry corawymberry@rcsi.ie

Status: as of 22nd of September there are 4 places remaining.


Sat 9th November 2013: The Gold Standard in Breast cancer Rehabilitation

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Part of: Irish Society Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference clinical interests groups sessions (for CPOPC). http://www.iscp.ie

Workshop by:
Siobhan O’Reilly MISCP PT MPA CLT(Foldi), MSc(Sports)

Date:

Saturday 9th November 2013

Venue:

The Malton Hotel, Killarney Co. Kerry Ireland.

Event organiser:

Irish Society Chartered Physiotherapists

www.iscp.ie

Workshop/Course Description:

In this workshop Siobhan will provide members with key information on The Gold Standard in Breast Cancer Rehabilitation – The Prospective Surveillance Model (PSM) which was developed in 2012 by a roundtable of international clinical experts, researchers and the American Cancer Society. The model is evidenced based and is the future of breast cancer rehabilitation. It integrates breast cancer rehabilitation into the regular standard of care of surveillance and early detection of the common side effects of breast cancer treatment for optimal functional outcomes. This model of care is becoming the standard in the accreditation of cancer centres in the USA, Canada, Sweden and Australia.


November 6th,7th and 14th 2013: Physiotherapy and Lymphoedema

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Workshop by:
Siobhan O’Reilly MISCP PT MPA CLT(Foldi), MSc(Sports)

Date:

Wednesday 6th November 2013, Time: 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Thursday 7th November 2013, Time: 8.00 am – 10.00 am

Thursday 14th November 2013, Time 8.00 am – 10.00 am

Venue:

University College Dublin School of Physiotherapy Belfield Dublin 4.

Event organiser:

UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy & Population Science

www.ucd.ie/phpps

Workshop/Course Description:

In this lecture and practicals Siobhan will give students key information on lymphoedema, including

(a) how they will educate patients on self care and risk reduction in particular with breast cancer surgery;

(b) how latest research is guiding cancer rehabilitation towards surveillance and early detection of lymphoedema:

(c) the costs of lymphoedema care and how patients can reduce their costs while maximising their outcomes and quality of life..
Siobhan will invite patients with lymphoedema to the practical sessions so students can observe the assessment and participate in the clinical reasoning and treatment planning.


Sat 9th March 2013: Exercise and Lymphoedema

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Part of: Lymphoedema Ireland 2013 Open Day Agenda

Workshop by:
Siobhan O’Reilly MISCP PT MPA CLT(Foldi), MSc(Sports)

Date:

Saturday 9th March 2013

Venue:

St Luke’s Hospital (Education Centre), Highfield Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6

Event organiser:

Lymphoedema Ireland
www.lymphireland.com

Workshop/Course Description:

In this workshop Siobhan will give participants key information on how they can use exercise to  manage their lymphoedema symptons.

Here is the full agenda for the day:

10.00-10.30  Registration and Coffee
10.30-11.00   AGM  and Ann McLoughlin is kindly sharing her personal experience of Lymphoedema

11.00-12.00  Siobhan O’Reilly Bracken,  Chartered Physiotherapist  Exercise and Lymphoedema

12.00-12.15   Meabh Prendergast BSc, RGN, Navigating the Web

12.30-14.00  Meadbh Mac Sweeney, Integrative Health & MLD Therapist, SLD and Self Care

14.00     Closing with Lunch

To register please contact Lymphoedema Ireland: email on info@lymphireland.com or text on 087 693 4964

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