Comprehensive care of the oncology patient requires extensive knowledge beyond CDT. In order to effectively treat an oncology patient, we must have a clear understanding of the patients’ cancer experience (type of cancer, stage, grade, side effects of specific surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, biotherapy, targeted therapy and hormonal therapies) as well as effectively perform differential diagnostics and identify oncologic emergencies. This course dives into the specifics of the cancer experience, providing opportunity to treat the whole patient. You will learn comprehensive rehabilitation, including new manual skills and interventions to effectively treat the musculoskeletal, soft tissue and scar tissue restrictions that simultaneously occur with a person going through cancer treatment. Best practice protocols, exercise prescription, documentation tips and invaluable clinical pearls are provided. Advanced lymphatic rehabilitation training is included for active cancer and complex head and neck, breast, trunk and genital lymphedema.
Attendees enrolled in the Comprehensive Oncology Rehabilitation Expert (CORE) Certification course will learn from oncology rehabilitation expert Lisa Marshall OTR/L, CLT, CLWT. Lisa Marshall is the Owner and Director of Rehabilitation Services of Specialty Rehabilitation Inc., Newark, DE. She has 27 years of clinical experience, including inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient therapy, acute care, home health and skilled nursing care. She has specialized in Oncology Rehabilitation for the last 20 years and has been lymphedema trained for 18 years. Her company provides oncology and lymphedema rehabilitation programs with physical and occupational therapy services at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute at Christiana Care Health Services. She also acts as a consultant for Memorial Sloan Kettering Outpatient Oncology Rehabilitation Services, and CanSurround. Lisa has provided invited lectures and course instruction for the International Lymphedema and Wound Training Institute (ILWTI), AOTA, DOTA, Oncology Nursing Society and various universities and colleges. Her mission is to provide high quality specialized care for people with cancer, pelvic floor dysfunction, and/or lymphedema, pre-habilitation through palliation.
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