call for volunteers with persistent pain
After breast cancer, at least 50% of people struggle with long-term side effects: pain, weakness and dysfunction in activities of daily living.
Supporting Best Recovery After Breast Cancer Surgery Workshop
Volunteers are being sought for the workshop to help therapists learn new rehab skills more thoroughly. Therapists will be learning skills in assessment and treatment of scar tissue and common shoulder and trunk pain and musculo-skeletal issues.
If you are interested in participating, Denise Stewart will ask for you to complete and return via email a couple of assessment forms. She will use this only to assist in the volunteer selection process. If you would like to send your chest/arm reach photo, it will be deleted from her computer once the workshop is completed.
6-8 health professionals will be training at the workshop. You will have a comprehensive assessment for pain and movement on the side/s of your breast surgery. This will be followed by a treatment session by two workshop participants who are therapists, and, if you choose, by Denise Stewart.
We hope to record (by video/images) your hands-on assessment and treatment.
(Viewing will only be by the other workshop participants on that day, with your approval.)
Volunteers will spend 1 hour on one or both days and will receive an assessment and treatments for tightness at the chest and shoulder. (There is no payment fee for the volunteer.)
Saturday 16 November 2019 (for 1 hour between 11am - 3pm)
Sunday 17 November 2019 (for 1 hour between 11am - 3pm)
Song Hotel , 5-11 Wentworth Ave, Sydney (near Hyde Park)
Contact Denise Stewart via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering for an hour at the workshop.