Physical Therapy: An Overview of Oncology Rehabilitation, Updated

16.00
Online
Elective
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About the Course:
As more patients participate in oncology rehabilitation, it is important for physical therapists to understand the precautions, contraindications, and appropriate treatment methods for this population. This intermediate-level course will familiarize the physical therapist with the different forms of cancer, as well as the risk factors and rehabilitation protocols for the care of the oncology patient. The target audience for this education program is physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who are interested in oncology rehabilitation.

Course Objectives:
1. Summarize the types of cancer, the means and the methods of diagnosing cancer, and the information compiled in order to determine the staging of cancer.
2. Describe the various treatment options for cancer.
3. Discuss the side effects and complications that can result from cancer treatments.
4. Identify the phases, goals, and components of a rehabilitation plan for an oncology patient.
5. Explain the role of exercise and exercise prescription recommendations in cancer rehabilitation and survivorship
6. Identify assessment tools used in cancer rehabilitation.

About the Author: 
Bud Ward, PT, MPT, has been a licensed physical therapist and healthcare leader for over 20 years. He earned his Master’s in Physical Therapy and BS in Applied Health Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, as well as a BS in Biology from Salisbury University. He has worked in a variety of settings including corporate, home health, private practice, and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. His clinical background includes orthopedics, sports medicine, pediatric orthopedics, amputee rehabilitation, traumatic fracture management, manual therapy, and oncology rehabilitation. While at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, he treated many patients for orthopedic conditions related to cancer treatments. Bud has been a health and medical writer since 2015 and has authored several continuing education courses for physical therapists.
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An Overview of Oncology Rehabilitation, Updated

16.00
About the Course:
As more patients participate in oncology rehabilitation, it is important for physical therapists to understand the precautions, contraindications, and appropriate treatment methods for this population. This intermediate-level course will familiarize the physical therapist with the different forms of cancer, as well as the risk factors and rehabilitation protocols for the care of the oncology patient. The target audience for this education program is physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who are interested in oncology rehabilitation.

Course Objectives:
1. Summarize the types of cancer, the means and the methods of diagnosing cancer, and the information compiled in order to determine the staging of cancer.
2. Describe the various treatment options for cancer.
3. Discuss the side effects and complications that can result from cancer treatments.
4. Identify the phases, goals, and components of a rehabilitation plan for an oncology patient.
5. Explain the role of exercise and exercise prescription recommendations in cancer rehabilitation and survivorship
6. Identify assessment tools used in cancer rehabilitation.

About the Author: 
Bud Ward, PT, MPT, has been a licensed physical therapist and healthcare leader for over 20 years. He earned his Master’s in Physical Therapy and BS in Applied Health Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, as well as a BS in Biology from Salisbury University. He has worked in a variety of settings including corporate, home health, private practice, and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. His clinical background includes orthopedics, sports medicine, pediatric orthopedics, amputee rehabilitation, traumatic fracture management, manual therapy, and oncology rehabilitation. While at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, he treated many patients for orthopedic conditions related to cancer treatments. Bud has been a health and medical writer since 2015 and has authored several continuing education courses for physical therapists.