the therapist will learn how and when he/she can most effectively intervene during the continuum of cancer care to treat side effects encountered from post-surgical and post–radiation treatments.
Franklin, TN (PRWEB) November 30, 2012
This physical therapy continuing education course is designed for PT’s and OT’s who wish to further their current skill sets to include specialized treatments for the cancer patient. Emphasis in this PT continuing education seminar will be placed on learning the medical and surgical management for the following cancers: breast, prostate, gynecological, head and neck, colorectal and melanomas. Most importantly, the therapist will learn how and when he/she can most effectively intervene during the continuum of cancer care to treat side effects encountered from post-surgical and post–radiation treatments. This course will expand on the therapists’ knowledge of the tissue healing and disease processes of the lymphatic system. This will provide the needed understanding of how these processes/systems are affected from a surgical, chemotherapy, and/or radiation treatment approach. Extensive lab time will be devoted to perfecting and applying manual therapy skills to the cancer patient which include muscle energy technique, soft tissue and joint mobilization, strain-counterstrain and other pain and edema reducing manual techniques.
The therapist will also be able to develop and implement effective treatment protocols for post-surgical patients (with or without lymph node dissection), post-radiation patients, and reconstructive surgical patients upon completion of this course. This course will allow for the therapist to become a knowledgeable and active participant of the Oncology Team at his/her work facility.
North American Seminars also delivers online continuing education courses on cancer rehab, visit http://www.healthclick.com for more details.
Here are the PT Seminar locations for 2013:
April 06, 2013 April 07, 2013 Houston Northwest Medical Center Houston, Texas
May 04, 13 May 15, 2013 Aurora Medical Center Kenosha, Wisconsin
May 18, 13 May 19, 13 John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvannia
June 01, 13 June 02, 13 Holy Cross Hospital Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
June 08, 13 June 09, 13 Multicare Tacoma General Hospital Tacoma, Washington
June 22, 13 June 23, 13 HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Henderson Henderson, Nevada
September 21, 13 September 22, 13 Methodist Dallas Medical Center Dallas, Texas
October 05, 13 October 06, 13 Palomar Health Downtown Campus Escondido, California
October 26, 13 October 27, 13 St. Anthony's Medical Center St. Louis, Missouri
November 09, 13 November 10, 13 Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Portland, Oregon
All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapist and occupational therapist