Exercise Prescription for the Cancer SurvivorCourse: #1916 2 Hours Level: Intermediate
Exercise training is an increasingly important part of oncology rehabilitation. However, the medical status of cancer survivors makes the use of exercise training challenging for the therapist. This course will introduce the attendee to 1) the benefits that cancer survivors can derive from participating in an exercise training program and 2) safely implementing an exercise program for this population.
Editor's Note: Regarding Pennsylvania credits, this course is approved by the PA State Board of Physical Therapy for 2 hours of General CE Credit from 1/01/2015-12/31/2016.
Course created on October 21, 2014
- The participant will be able to identify three benefits that cancer survivors can derive from participating in an exercise training program
- The participant will be able to describe three recommendations for an exercise training program for cancer survivors.
- The participant will be able to list three components of a safe exercise program for cancer survivors.
- The participant will be able to design an exercise program for a cancer survivor.
- The participant will be able to describe three outcome measures for use in assessing a cancer survivors initial functional status and change in functional status over the course of his/her participation in an exercise training program.
|0-10 Minutes||Why this topic?|
|10-25 Minutes||Basics of exercise physiology|
|25-55 Minutes||Exercise Safety|
|55-75 Minutes||Exercise Testing|
|75-95 Minutes||Exercise Guidelines for the cancer survivor including case study/example|
|95-115 Minutes||Writing an exercise prescription|
|115-120 Minutes||Q and A|
Stephen Morris, PT, PhD, FACSM
Dr. Morris is currently an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Physical Therapy at Wingate University, Wingate, NC. Prior to coming to Wingate, he served as Director of Rehabilitation Services at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for 2 yrs. (2011-2013) and as a staff physical therapist and supervisor of clinical research in the Dept. of Rehabilitation Services at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center (2006-2011). While at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center he developed an interest in the use of outcome measures in the oncology setting, the rehabilitation of stem cell transplant recipients and pulmonary rehabilitation which continues at Wingate University. He earned a PhD (1984) in exercise physiology from UT Austin and completed an NIH funded postdoctoral research fellowship in muscle biochemistry at UC, Irvine. He has taught in the PT programs at Texas Woman’s University and Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. Since earning his PT degree he has published 31 journal articles, contributed to two book chapters on oncology, and made both educational (7) and research presentations (5) at Combined Sections Meeting. He has presented his research at geriatric, sports medicine, clinical oncology and regional physical therapy meetings. He is past Treasure of the Oncology section and currently serves as Chairman of the Oncology Section’s research committee. Additionally he is on the editorial board of the Section’s journal and teaches continuing education classes dealing with exercise for the cancer survivor for the Section.
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