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Advanced Management of Breast Cancer Rehabilitation

Why take this Continuing Education Course?

This two-day advanced seminar is designed to expand and advance current clinical knowledge by providing more in depth clinical information needed to problem solve through a complex variety of breast cancer diagnoses. Complex diagnoses include patients with aggressive forms of breast cancer; patients with metastatic breast cancer such as bone and lung metastases; patients with associated co-morbidities such as auto-immune diseases, diabetes, CHF; patients with differential diagnoses such as superior vena cava syndrome, sarcomas, etc.; and patients with treatment complications such as seromas, hematomas, infections, open wounds, axillary web syndrome, and mondors syndrome. Centered on systems management, a series of advanced, synchronized manual therapy treatment techniques are taught in the lab sessions. These advanced clinical treatment techniques will allow experienced therapists to build on their current expertise by being inclusive of all the major systems involved in the medical treatment of breast cancer patients, namely the musculo-skeletal system, the nervous system, the vascular system, the lymphatic system, and the endocrine system. Careful study of how each of these systems are affected in the breast cancer population will enable clinicians to apply advanced treatment concepts and integrative skills to effectively and successfully treat a multitude of complex patient scenarios that go beyond the routine post surgery and post radiation management of this population. Additionally, the integrated skills taught in the seminar will add leverage to current treatment protocols, optimize the functioning of patients, and bring about improved sustainable results. Upon completion of the course, clinicians will be able to design specific exercise protocols and use integrated systems management techniques in the advanced treatment of breast cancer patients with surgical complications, severe side effects of radiation, side effects of chemotherapy, and side effects of targeted hormone therapies. The information presented in the course will enhance therapists ability to develop a continuum of care, lead a multi-disciplined approach, and effectively market new concepts in the management of patients with breast cancer to the medical community. The course presents evidence-based material both in the medical management of patients with breast cancer and in the rehabilitative therapy management of patients with breast cancer. The information obtained in this course can be immediately applied in the clinic to achieve sustainable, functional outcomes in patients with breast cancer.


Physical therapy and Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Courses
  • Understand the anatomy of breast cancer cells, their functional capabilities, and how modern medicine is responding in its design to treat breast cancer effectively.
  • Expand clinical knowledge about differential diagnoses, treatment side effects, and physical sequelea of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and targeted hormone therapies.
  • Advance understanding of the biology and physiology of the acute trauma that occurs to the lymphatic system after surgery and radiation therapy, and how this affects normal healing processes in the body.
  • Understand the difference between treating lymphedema as a condition, and the advanced concepts of treating acute trauma of the ?lymphatic system? as it relates to other body systems in the healing processes of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.
  • Advance and integrate manual lymphatic drainage skills with orthopedic manual therapy skills to include system management of the musculo-skeletal system, the nervous system, the vascular system, the lymphatic system, and the endocrine system during and post breast cancer treatment.
  • Understand complex co-morbidities and adverse treatment complications of breast cancer, how they affect the healing capacity of patients, and how treatment can be structured to minimizetheir effect.
  • Identify clearly the specific clinical goals of specialized manual therapy skills and targeted exercise protocols for patients undergoing advanced forms of breast surgery, new chemotherapy treat- ments, and/or targeted radiation therapy so as to achieve optimal function, as well as sustainable treatment results.
  • Have increased knowledge about advances in breast cancer diagnoses, advances in breast cancer management, and advances in breast cancer research
  • Gain and advance leadership skills in the continuum of care and multi-disciplined approach to the management of patients with breast cancer.
  • Instructor name

    Julia Osborne, PT, CLT-LANA

    My live courses are packed with clinically relevant information, as well as leading edge evidence based information.
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    State Continuing Education Course Approvals

    All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.

    Courses provided by AOTA providers are accepted by NBCOT. 1 hour = 1.25 PDU. North American Seminars is and AOTA provider, provider #4487

    North American Seminars, Inc. (BOC provider #P2047) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for the maximum stated hours of Category A hours/CEUs. Athletic Trainers should claim only those hours actually spent in the education program.

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