Strive Clinic bringing renowned cancer rehabilitation course to Galway in May 2017.

Learn the knowledge & clinical skills needed to treat people with cancer

Strive Clinic is excited to be bringing Dr. Leslie Waltke to Galway on May 6th for her first course in Ireland on the subject of cancer rehabilitation.

This acclaimed cancer rehabilitation course is the longest running of its kind in the United States and is taught by one of the world's most experienced cancer rehabilitation specialists. 

Any rehabilitation professionals who may have contact with people living with or beyond cancer would enjoy this course, including

  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Allied Health Professionals

At this course, you will learn about the many aspects of rehabilitation for people living with and beyond cancer, including treating the musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, integumentary and functional issues of cancer surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and reconstruction. 


Who is Dr. Leslie Waltke?


Leslie J. Waltke, PT, DPT is a physical therapist with a clinical mastery in cancer rehabilitation and Founder of the Waltke Cancer Rehabilitation Academy. Since earning her degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin in 1988, Dr. Waltke has spent the majority of her career solely dedicated to treating the physiological, musculoskeletal, integumentary and functional needs of persons during and after treatment for cancer.  She is respected internationally as an oncology physical therapist, key opinion leader, author, educator and consultant. 

Since 2005 Dr. Waltke has been the Cancer Rehabilitation Coordinator for Aurora Health Care, one of the United States’ largest cancer programs and proud holder of the rare Commission on Cancer “Outstanding Achievement Award.” Her role, in addition to treating patients with cancer, includes cancer rehabilitation program development, education and training, and best practice and clinical standards development. Cancer rehabilitation programs are now available at each of Aurora Health Care’s 14 hospitals and at 27 outpatient Aurora Rehabilitation Centers throughout Wisconsin. The Commission on Cancer and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers have consistently described her cancer rehabilitation programs as “excellent” “amazing” and “outstanding.”

A gifted and impassioned speaker, Dr. Waltke teaches and lectures throughout the United States to rehab professionals, universities, medical and oncology providers, cancer organizations as well as cancer patients and survivors. She recently spoke at the 2014 China Cancer Congress and the 2015 World Cancer Congress. 

Dr. Waltke sits on multiple state and national oncology boards and was recently honored with the 2015 Academic Excellence and Leadership Award from Rosalind Franklin university of Medicine and Science, the “Article of the Year Award” from the Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews and the 2015 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Education Recognition scholarship.

How to register for the course?

The course will be held in the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit, Galway - just across the road from Strive Clinic, Galway!

You can register for the course via the Waltke Academy website. 

The cost of attending the course is just €40 - at Strive Clinic we recognise that increasing knowledge of cancer rehabilitation among healthcare professionals will significantly improve patient outcomes - for that reason we are subsidising a large portion of the costs relating to the course to ensure broad access to this specialist knowledge. 

Any questions?

You can contact Leslie directly with any course or content-related queries on

Tom Dyer, Clinical Programme Coordinator at Strive Clinic can help with any other questions or queries! Contact Tom on

Looking forward to seeing you in Galway on May 6th!