Join Us! Provide superior care for your cancer patients with our Integrative Oncology Rehabilitation Certification
We are setting 2023 course dates now! We are happy to bring this course to your facility/practice if you have 8 or more participants. Contact us to discuss this option
Live Virtual: July, 2023
About This Course:
The ever-increasing population of oncology survivors yields merit to the idea that cancer is not an acute disease, but rather, together with the treatment side effects, is a chronic condition that must be managed. As rehab and allied health professionals, we owe it to our clients to stay on top of current research and trends. Stage four cancer no longer means therapy discontinues and the patient goes on hospice. More often than not, that patient will live an active life for years and needs knowledgeable professionals to mitigate physical symptoms from the treatment allowing them to do so. This course will give you the confidence to safely treat your current oncology patients and survivors for optimal quality of life.
- Interpret the surgical procedure and previous or ongoing treatment of an oncology care patient and how it relates to progress in our rehab protocols; a special focus will be on types of oncological breast surgeries and types of reconstruction.
- Obtain a working knowledge of cancer pathogenesis, tumor, and disease identification.
- Evaluate chemotherapy agents, their side effects and complications including chemo-induced neuropathy, chemo brain, fatigue, and myelosuppression.
- Establish treatment protocols including exercises based on ACSM guidelines with the ability for the patient to progress on their own long-term, soft tissue work, and other manual techniques to restore ROM, strength, and thus function. These aspects of rehab will lead to the patient feeling whole and indirectly aid in restoring mental and emotional health
- Gain the ability to properly utilize and measure functional outcomes using ICF classifications, extensive assessment tools, and appropriate G-codes, CPT codes, and ICD-10 codes in documentation.
- Discover patient-education techniques related to 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 for a patient that has had lymph node removal or impairment, with significant lab time.
- 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 them.
- Round table discussion with current research on other related topics of interest submitted within 30 days of course.
Cost: Live Seminar $595
CEs: 24 CEUs offered via NCBTMB