As some of our regular patients may know, Hollie is an ever-developing individual who believes in furthering her knowledge so that her patients are receiving up to date information and protocols within the industry. Hollie regularly attends lectures and conferences both nationally and internationally. Hollie's latest endeavor will see her off to be at the home of the White House - Washington D.C.
In mid-October, Hollie will be attending the International Pelvic Pain Conference in Washington D.C, where she will spend five days listening to top world researchers on treatment protocols and learn the latest informational approaches of endometriosis, pain with intercourse, bowel disorders and other pelvic pain syndromes.
Hollie's passion for women's and men's health has driven her to take up this amazing opportunity, and we wish her a studious trip away to the US-of-A. Watch this space!
This month, we started our first round of Oncology exercise classes; Fatigue Fighters and Recover Strength Class. In our Fatigue Fighter class, we aim to progressively introduce activity to maintain function, prevent deconditioning and minimise side effects of chemotherapy. Our Recover Strength Class aims for the patient to be able to continue independently with a safe progressive strengthening program at home, of which they understand the fundamentals of monitoring for contraindications, as well as how to continue to progress loading in line with current guidelines.
Why are we doing this program?
Our Oncology exercise classes were chosen because of the positive outcomes demonstrated by the PAL trial, a large clinical trial conducted at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, composed of 154 BrCA survivors WITHOUT lymphedema and 141 BrCA survivors WITH lymphedema. Women who participated showed benefits such as: