Oncology Rehab Certification Course


Description of Learning Objectives:

     Interpret the surgical procedure and previous or
ongoing treatment of an oncology care patient and how it relates to progress in
our rehab protocols, special focus will be on types of oncological breast
surgeries and types of reconstruction

     Obtain a working knowledge of cancer pathogenesis, tumor and disease

     Evaluate chemotherapy agents and their side effects and complications
including chemo induced neuropathy, chemo brain, fatigue, myelosuppression

     Establish treatment protocols including exercise based on ACSM
guidelines with the ability of the patient to progress on their own long term;
soft tissue work and other manual techniques to restore ROM, strength and thus
function.  Both aspects of rehab will
lend to the patient feeling whole and indirectly aid in restoring mental and
emotional health

     Gain the ability to properly utilize functional outcomes measures
using ICF classifications, extensive assessment tools and appropriate G-codes,
CPT codes and ICD-10 codes in documentation

     Discover patient education techniques related to self soft-tissue
mobilization, exercise, chemotherapy side-effect compensation, and other needs
of oncology care patients with significant lab time for K-taping, neural
gliding, axillary web syndrome and more.

     Relate the basic anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system to
that of a patient in oncology care. 
Understand how lymphedema may impact their functional limitations and
what to do to help them reach their full rehab potential

     Understand the gold standards in lymphatic/lymphedema care in a
patient that has had lymph node removal or impairment, with significant lab

     Recognize the physical and psychosocial implications of cancers
involving bowel, bladder, and reproductive organs, how this impacts their
functional gains and how to best treat

     Round table discussion with current research on other related topics
of interest submitted within 30 days of course.


Wednesday May 3rd, 2017 - Friday May 5th, 2017

Christiansburg, VA


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