Description

Introduction of anatomy, current practice review, differential diagnosis, and evidence-based outpatient management of the breast cancer survivor.   Course to include review of available evidence, education of differential diagnosis, pharmacology concerns, and manual therapy and exercise prescription for recent post-operative and ongoing breast cancer survivors.

Approach

Online course material, 8-weeks including evidence review, group discussion, and post-test examinations.

Weekend Intensive onsite  2-day 16 hours Including material review, manual therapy education, and program implementation strategies.
Will take place at TexPTS – 711 W 38th St Suite C11 Austin, TX 78705 on June 10-11, 2017.

Target Audience:  Intermediate level course is open to licensed physical and occupational therapists, as well as PTAs.

Credits: 24 contact hours

EIM Program Applicability: None

Prerequisites: None

Appropriate dress: Participants are asked to bring appropriate attire for lab sessions (i.e. shorts) and air-conditioned environments throughout the day (i.e. warm-up or work-out clothes).  Participants will participate in initial manual lymphatic drainage techniques and manual therapy to the anterior thorax and breast region.  Please contact the instructor with any special concerns.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Perform a comprehensive evaluation including thorough subjective and musculoskeletal assessment as it applies to the breast cancer survivor and post-operative conditions
  2. Assess risk factors and educate patients regarding development of lymphedema
  3. Assess current functional levels to prescribe appropriate exercises and progression
  4. Develop an appropriate decision making through process for the application and utilization of manual therapy techniques
  5. Learn tools for developing a breast cancer rehabilitation program within the outpatient clinic environment