Integrative Oncology Rehabilitation Certification

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; 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.

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