Central Coast News
World First Breast Cancer Recovery Program Launched During COVID-19
Central Coast Cancer Rehabilitation Specialist and Occupational Therapist, Kate Perkins, witnessed the struggle of many of her patients to access onsite cancer recovery services during COVID-19 isolation and vowed to help as many women as possible by developing a groundbreaking new program.
The Bounce Back from Breast Cancer tailored training program and online community is a world first for offering completely personalised, guided recovery and rehabilitation for women anywhere in the world, that they can access in the comfort of their own loungeroom.
Local leading Cancer Rehab Occupational Therapist (OT) and Lymphoedema Therapist, Kate Perkins, helps individuals diagnosed with cancer to improve their quality of life and assist recovery through individualised, evidence-based, exercise rehab programs at the Cancer Rehabilitation & Lymphatic Solutions clinic. Kate says she had always wanted to help as many women as possible through their cancer recovery and the global pandemic was the impetus to put this plan in motion, in record time. The Program launched during the first lockdown has since grown into an empowering online community helping to keep women moving in the comfort of their own homes.
“I have always known there are women who just don't have access to the type of services I provide and find it very difficult to recover from cancer treatment, with loss of strength, movement and energy,” says Perkins.
“Cancer patients are a particularly at-risk group and witnessing the struggles of many of my patients during COVID-19 to access their regular onsite rehabilitation services, made me
even more determined to help women wherever they are and whatever their circumstance, so that every woman has the best chance of a full and fast recovery.
“Bounce Back from Breast Cancer offers women around the world a series of specifically tailored breast cancer recovery exercises to help them recover faster and connects them with a supportive community of women who really understand what they are going through.
The program has been specially designed to help women feel confident to perform these exercises in the comfort of their own home. Women seeking additional support, exercise correction, movement techniques and further program personalisation can also book personal online consultations.
“Our approach is evidence-based and extremely personalised, which is what makes it so powerful and unique”. Participants experience increased energy levels, improved posture, correct movement patterns and optimal lymphatic function. It’s so rewarding to see so many women come out the other end of their treatment stronger than before their diagnosis. Plus, they also have the support of a fabulous online community of Bounce Back Babes who have completed the Foundation Program.” explains Perkins.
The Online Community Membership provides live online exercise sessions every week, as well as expert presenters and enthusiastic coaches available to members so they never feel alone, even after they’ve finished the Foundation program.
To find out more about the program, women can phone (02) 4312 7033 or email.
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