Explore evidence-based research and design tools and strategies to analyze and treat a diverse range of cancers. Learn to identify and administer treatments for edema, fatigue, neuropathy, pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, and many others.
- CEU DETAILS
Advances in the medical management of cancer have led to earlier detection, improved treatments, and increased survival rates. However, research shows that most cancer survivors experience long-term physical, psychosocial, and cognitive impairments during and following cancer treatment. Rehabilitation professionals are increasingly challenged to provide supportive cancer services that address quality of life, cancer-related fatigue, neuropathy, musculoskeletal deficits, and integumentary concerns.
This interactive course will discuss the latest evidence based tools and strategies for the care of patients with diverse cancer types across the cancer continuum. Functional outcome measures and current reimbursement requirements from Medicare and private insurance companies will be addressed. Problem-based case studies and lab activities will enable participants to develop an effective therapy program for cancer survivors.
Upon Completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Understand the pathology and medical management of various types of cancer
• Perform a thorough evaluation of the patient with cancer
• Select functional outcome measures and evidence based assessment tools
• Develop and progress a cancer rehabilitation plan to address cancer related side effects
• Understand current reimbursement mandates of federal and private insurance companies
Lisa VanHoose, Ph.D., MPH, PT, CLT, CES, CKTP has practiced oncologic physical therapy since 1996. She serves as an Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Department at the University of Central Arkansas. As an NIH and industry-funded researcher, Dr. VanHoose investigates the effectiveness of various physical therapy interventions and socio-ecological models of secondary lymphedema. Dr. VanHoose served as the 2012-2016 President of the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.
"Excellent course material, presentation as well as handouts. Mary had an excellent resource bank of online and objective tools all put together in her handout." -Manisha Joshi, PT
"Mary is very knowledgeable in the field of cancer rehabilitation. The information presented was immediately clinically applicable . The handouts and lab were very useful." -Cyndia Primerano, PT
Texas Health Fort Worth
1301 Pennsylvania Ave.
Classrooms A and B THRU Richardson Tower Plaza Level
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043 for 15 contact hours (1.5 CEUs) - Intermediate level.
This course meets the criteria for 15 contact hours (1.5 CEUs).
Occupational Therapy Process: Assessment, Intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA
NBCOT professional development provider- 15 PDUs