Bounce Back From Breast Cancer
Faster, stronger and full of energy
Hi, I'm Kate Perkins.
I've been an OT and Lymphoedema therapist for over 10 years and am passionate about helping women regain their movement, energy and quality of life after breast cancer diagnosis.

I've spent years researching and focusing on specialised cancer rehabilitation and lymphoedema, and because of the fantastic results I've had with clients, my clinic is booked out.

We created The Foundation Program online course to reach women all over the globe who want to give themselves the best chance of recovery through a guided exercise program.

My mission is to help women feel more empowered, more confident and less alone as they traverse the highs and lows of treatment.

Kate xx

Ready to bounce back to a life you love?
The Foundation Program
This online course is a 24-exercise program designed by Kate to be completed at any stage of your diagnosis. The course includes detailed videos, a manual, info on the lymphatic system and bonus content like advanced videos, a voucher and more! 
Gut Health Masterclass
Nurture your gut at any stage of your diagnosis with this online Gut Health Masterclass. We have teamed up with two experts in the field who will teach you the benefits of eating certain foods to improve breast cancer treatment responsiveness, reduce side effects and enhance recovery.
Start exercising at any stage:
Prepare your body before you start treatment for breast cancer or chemotherapy. Get to know why specific postures and correct movement patterns will help you regain strength, movement and energy faster.

After surgery, you may lose function and range of movement in your shoulders which can inhibit your breathing and hinder lymphatic function. Adopting a protective posture is also normal, which is a good reason to get moving as soon as possible!
You might be ready to get back to your regular exercises, but don't know where to start. You don't want to risk injury by incorrectly performing weights or resistance exercises. Kate's exercises will enable you to move with confidence during your recovery.

Client love
"BBFBC has given me the motivation to exercise in a non-judgemental platform where exercises are designed at a level you can handle. It gives you a voice to ask questions of people that get your journey and understand what you have been through."
- Liza Freyer

"Thank you for taking the time to do this for us online. I did Pilates before I developed cancer and I never returned again. Motivation is sometimes hard but you somehow get me to the screen and you don't feel you're the only one. I wish I had this in 2010 but I am making up for it now. I work, so my time is in the morning or at the end of a busy day. Being educated is a continuing subject and very important. You think you know everything but you don't. I am learning a lot."
- Denise Prendergast
"Motivation is so important through diagnosis, treatment and beyond. I never would have imagined I could exercise through treatment. And the feeling of connection helps through all the highs and lows."
- Monica Johnstone

What the experts say
Dr Cecelia Kitic
"Just as medical management is a vital part of your treatment, exercise also plays a crucial role in the recovery and treatment of breast cancer. Research investigating exercise and cancer reveals that regular aerobic and resistance training offers numerous benefits, including:

- Reducing side effects of chemotherapy, alleviating fatigue, pain, and nausea
- Promoting lymph flow, minimising lymphedema
- Improving physical function, making everyday activities like walking, bathing, and dressing easier
- Lowering the risk of recurrence and improving survival rates
- Supporting the gut microbiome following chemotherapy
- Enhancing mental health, boosting mood, reducing anxiety, and boosting self-esteem

Even a single session of endurance or resistance training can significantly boost energy levels and reduce nausea!"

Professor John Boyages
"All women should be prescribed exercise after being diagnosed with breast cancer, according to the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) guidelines.
As doctors we really need to actively think about weight, nutrition and exercise and advise about possible interventions. Weight gain is common after breast cancer treatment and many patients assume they will lose weight. Weight gain adds to self-esteem problems, increases the risk of heart disease and other cancers and several reports suggest it may affect prognosis and also increases the risk of arm swelling (lymphoedema).
Prescribing a healthy lifestyle is just as important as prescribing tablets".
Professor John Boyages AM, radiation oncologist at Icon Cancer Centre
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