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PINC & STEEL is more than just helping people after cancer, it is about giving hope, strength and courage.


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PINC & STEEL is more than just helping people after cancer, it is about giving hope, strength and courage.


How to get certified

Join A Select Group Of Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists Using Their Skills To Make A Huge Impact On The Lives Of Patients Affected By Cancer.

Designed for today’s busy health care professional, courses use the latest online lectures and webinar technology, and have been carefully developed to help physiotherapists understand the entire cancer process from diagnosis to treatment, recovery, prevention of treatment related side effects, contraindications and ongoing survivorship issues.

It may be the most rewarding work you ever do.


PINC & STEEL International Ltd Is The Largest Provider Of Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist Training In Cancer Rehabilitation In Australasia.
The Certification Courses Are Delivered By A Team Of Six Highly Qualified Presenters, As Well As A Number Of Guest Speakers.

With a growing population of cancer survivors, estimated to be over 25 million by 2020, Physiotherapists have a responsibility within our profession and to the public to be able to implement standardised care, and evidence-based treatment to the patient population

Application process plus

Select the course and date and fill in the online application form here

Selection criteria:

Careful consideration is given to each application by the PINC & STEEL selection committee and suitable applicants will be notified by email on their selection into the course.  This is done to ensure we have:

  • Suitably experienced physiotherapists

  • A geographical spread of certified physiotherapy clinics

  • Adequate facilities available to cater for all aspects of the Cancer Rehab Program

  • A commitment from your practice to serving people affected by cancer and their families in your community 

Course Description plus

Course Participants will learn how to help cancer patients maximise their recovery, function at optimal levels and improve their quality of life whether their cancer is cured, in remission or they live with cancer as a chronic disease.

The PINC and STEEL cancer rehab certification courses provide training for selected health care professionals to provide a full range of rehabilitation services to females (PINC) or men (STEEL) during all stages of their treatment and recovery, from pre op, post op, during treatment and after treatment.

The individualised rehabilitation programming is chronologically formatted into 4 phases. Timing of each phase is dependent upon the patients physical condition, the length of the healing process, the type of surgery involved, and the courses of adjuvant treatments.

  • Pre Op Phase – designed to help patients before  cancer surgery and involves a pre-op assessment and education to identify any factors that may affect recovery from surgery and return to work.

  • Post Op Phase – designed to assist the healing process post surgery. It  aims to restore strength and flexibility to particular joints and muscle groups that have become weak and inflexible as a result of surgery.  Includes modified exercises to maximise recovery from surgery, education and functional guidance for home and work. 

  • Adjuvant Cancer Treatment Phase – designed to improve energy levels and maintain health during cancer treatments to reduce the impact on physical functioning and overall conditioning.  It aims to help patients manage fatigue, restore post op flexibility and strength, reduce time off work, muscle wasting and functional impairment.

  • Fitness Phase – Designed to facilitate overall conditioning to increase physical stamina after treatments  completed to maximise return to work and a full and productive life.   It aims to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength and flexibility to increase endurance, improve muscle tone and body composition.  Designed to motivate and encourage good exercise habits for life.

Course Objectives

  • To help cancer rehab therapists understand the entire  cancer process from diagnosis to treatment, recovery, prevention of treatment side effects, and contraindications
  • To facilitate recovery from all cancer and reconstruction surgeries and adjuvant cancer treatments
  • To help reduce the side-effects of treatment
  • To promote individual prescribed rehabilitation for anyone affected by cancer
  • Understand the philosophy and vision of the PINC & STEEL Programs 
  • To empower people diagnosed with cancer and inspire them to take their rehabilitation seriously

Course Modules 

The course curriculum is divided into four modules of three weeks each, and comprising of eight units of learning per module.  Each module consists of lectures, presentations and case studies followed by a group interactive webinar. 

  • Module One - Post operative phase
  • Module Two - Medical management phase
  • Module Three - Recovery, Fitness and Survivorship Phase
  • Module Four – Advanced Cancer and Palliative care and Marketing to increase referrals for oncology rehabilitation 


Learning Resources plus

Participants will receive course material each week for 12 weeks of the certification course.  This will include research articles, course handouts, power point presentations, video presentations, interviews with medical experts and case studies. 

Once you are certified plus

By completing certification you will reap all the current and future benefits of being a PINC or STEEL Certified Cancer Rehab Therapist. 

We will provide marketing of your services through our website and ongoing professional support through our Online Learning Centre and Online Meeting and closed Facebook Group Forums.  Certified Therapists will also have the exclusive opportunity to do our practical NEXT STEPS and PaddleON Courses; and participate in our professional development program.  Other certification resources and entitlements include:

  • Recognition as a certified PINC or STEEL cancer rehabilitation therapist

  • You will also receive a comprehensive resource pack which includes a manual and certificate

  • Full access and authorisation to use PINC certified support marketing material and physiotherapy/OT resources including assessment forms, patient handouts, marketing files, standard medical referral information, brochures, posters, presentations, videos and a exercise client resource manual

  • Online learning centre - access the latest research and literature

  • Ongoing Mentoring and Business development support 

  • Certified therapist's clinics are posted on the PINC & STEEL Patient website - to help link patients in your community to your services

  • Mentorship and support from PINC & STEEL directors and our community of certified physiotherapists and occupational therapists


Ongoing professional support plus

We will provide ongoing professional support through our Continuous Online Learning Centre, and Online Meeting and closed Facebook Group Forums that will allow you the opportunity to link up with other Certified Therapists

There is a continuing professional development program that you will need to participate in to keep updated in the latest advances in cancer research, oncology rehabilitation, lymphoedema, and physiotherapy best practice. Click here for more information. 

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