THE POSITIVE HEALTH PROJECT
We are passionate about ensuring people affected by cancer have access to highly specialised support from the moment they receive their diagnosis. Many people suffer from an unnecessary physical decline during and after their cancer treatment and this can lead to significant impacts on their health, family, social life, work capacity, the success of their treatment and ultimately their quality of life. The Positive Health Project aims to help people at all stages of their cancer, with a focus on treating the person not the cancer, allowing people with cancer to achieve their goals, maximise their health have a sense of control over their cancer.
In June 2020, The Positive Health Project opened a clinic in Narellan, providing physiotherapy and lymphoedema services to people affected by cancer. The clinic was established to help address the lack of services in the local area for supporting people after a cancer diagnosis. Our clinic is the only private service in the area dedicated to treating people affected by cancer, working towards providing a highly specialised and positive experience to the local cancer community.
Hope Spencer the founder of The Positive Health Project and is our Cancer Rehabilitation and Lymphoedema Physiotherapist. To help specialise in cancer, Hope completed her cancer rehabilitation training through PINC & STEEL International and her lymphoedema training through Casley-Smith International.
Hope has a special interest in breast cancer rehabilitation and has the goal to help integrate cancer rehab into standard cancer care. She wants to ensure people with cancer are given the best chance at surviving their cancer and achieving the best possible outcomes after their treatment. Optimising survivorship should be a focus of all cancer care and she hopes to be a part of the uprising of cancer rehabilitation in Australia.
Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science)
Masters of Physiotherapy
Graduate Diploma of Rehabilitation Sciences
PINC & STEEL Qualified Cancer Rehabilitation Practitioner
Casely-Smith International and ALA Accredited Lymphoedema Therapist