After completing her Level 1 training in Lymphoedema Management and ‘lymphoedema apprenticeship’ through facilities including the ACT Calvary Lymphoedema Service, she started her own private lymphoedema service in 2009, and hence Positive Motion Physiotherapy was created.
Positive Motion Physiotherapy has grown as a business thanks to a wide referral base of specialists and patient word-of-mouth! Liz’s interest in exercise as a management strategy for recovery was further enhanced through her involvement in a research study through the University of Canberra, with results published in 2013 (Cornie, P, Pumpa, K., Galvao, A., Turner, E. et al., Journal of Cancer Survivorship vol. 7 (2), June 2013).
In 2011-12 Liz developed an evidence-based weights-training class designed to improve function and quality of life for those who are at risk of, or who had developed, upper limb lymphoedema. Liz has only just taken over Lymphedonna from Vicki Spanring, breast cancer survivor and thriver! She is now thrilled to be distributing the beautiful LympheDivas sleeves in Australia. It can be challenging for people to wear compression garments so anything that makes it more ‘fun’ just makes sense!
As members of the Australasian Lymphology Association, the treatment team at Positive Motion Physiotherapy are committed to providing a high level of evidence-based patient care.