Current PT, PTA, OT, OTA, SLP, NP, RN, MD, DO, DPM, or PA License
Head and Neck oncology comprehensive rehabilitation requires extensive knowledge beyond the basics of lymphedema treatment. In order to effectively treat an oncology patient that may have lymphedema we must also have a clear understanding of the patients’ cancer experience (type of cancer, stage, grade, side effects of specific surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, biotherapy, targeted therapy and hormonal therapies) as well as effectively perform differential diagnostics and identify oncologic emergencies. This course dives into the specifics of the cancer experience, providing opportunity to treat the whole patient. You will be provided with the opportunity to combine various manual skills and treatment interventions with lymphedema treatment in order to effectively treat the musculoskeletal, soft tissue and scar tissue restrictions that simultaneously occur with a person going through cancer treatment. Course will include an interactive case study to apply all the labs to a real patient scenario. Feedback will be provided during supervised labs for evaluation techniques, manual lymphatic drainage, manual techniques and therapeutic exercise.
Lisa Marshall, OTR/L, CLT, CWLT is the Owner and Director of Rehabilitation Services of Specialty Rehabilitation Inc., Newark, DE. She has 27 years of clinical experience, including inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient therapy, acute care, home health and skilled nursing care. She has specialized in Oncology Rehabilitation for the last 20 years and has been lymphedema trained for 18 years. In 2002 she founded Specialty Rehabilitation, Inc., an outpatient therapy clinic focusing on specialized care in: oncology rehabilitation, pelvic floor dysfunction, and lymphedema management. She started her private practice based on specific needs in her community in Newark, Delaware. There were minimal services at that time in oncology, women’s health, and lymphedema therapy. Currently, as owner and director of rehabilitation services, she provides oncology and lymphedema rehabilitation programs with physical and occupational therapy services at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute at Christiana Care Health Services. She has provided consultant for Memorial Sloan Kettering Outpatient Oncology Rehabilitation Services, and CanSurround. Lisa has provided invited lectures and course instruction for the International Lymphedema and Wound Care Training Institute (ILWTI), AOTA, DOTA, Oncology Nursing Society and various universities and colleges. Her mission is to provide high quality specialized care for people with cancer, pelvic floor dysfunction, and/or lymphedema, pre- habilitation through palliation.
Advanced education for licensed healthcare professionals with active or prior oncology experience.
Live Training with E-workbook and hands on workshop. Supplies provided.
Attendance of the entire program is required to receive CE credits and a Certificate of Completion.
*Should you have special needs requests to successfully complete your training, please contact us.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2102044TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This course is approved for 7.5 contact hours/0.75 CEUs through the American Occupational Therapy Association. ILWTI is an AOTA Approved Provider (#9200). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. This course is approved by the Florida Occupational Therapy Association for 9 anytime continuing education contact hours (CE Broker Course Tracking 20-736048). This course is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing for 7.5 continuing education hours (CE Broker Course Tracking 20-736048). Certificate must be retained for at least four years; do not forward to the Board of Nursing.
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