2224 – Aquatic Rehab Following Breast Cancer

Intermediate / 2-hour Workshop


Faculty: Connie Jasinskas, MSc


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This session will address the physical and emotional issues involved with breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, including how these relate to aquatic rehabilitation and training. We will discuss and practice aquatic training techniques to decrease brachial lymphedema, restore functional range of motion, build strength, and encourage a healthy, positive outcome for people who have experienced breast cancer.



1)  Describe physical and emotional issues related to breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

2)  List benefits of aquatic exercise for this population, including enhanced lymphatic drainage, restoration of functional ROM of affected limb(s), maintenance or enhancement of muscular strength and endurance of affected segments as well as the whole person.

3)  Experience a typical post-breast cancer aquatic rehabilitation/training session.

4)  Consider teaching strategies to optimize performance and healthy outcomes for this population.


FACULTY: Connie Jasinskas, MSc, is an international educator through her company: For the Love of Fit.  She is the author and trainer of numerous aquatic post-rehab workshops and courses, including Aquanatal, Back Splash and Aqua Arthritis.  She is currently providing aquatic rehabilitation for the Canadian Back Institute Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre.