Due to the growing population of cancer survivors in the United States, it is imperative that physical therapists across practice settings are well-prepared to evaluate and treat patients with a history of cancer. This introductory course will provide clinicians with an overview of cancer rehabilitation essentials including safety considerations and common musculoskeletal and functional impairments frequently seen as side effects of cancer and cancer treatments. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
Course created on July 12, 2019
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; LA/2.0; MA/2.0; MD/0.2; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OK/2.0 OK Category B; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; ProCert/FSBPT/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WV/2.0; WY/2.0
- Participants will be able to identify at least two current data trends indicating a need for increased cancer rehabilitation services.
- Participants will be able to develop a physical therapy plan of care for each stage of rehabilitation, with respect to a cancer diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.
- Participants will be able to identify at least five red flags requiring immediate referral when evaluating a patient with a history of cancer.
- Participants will be able to list five precautions/safety considerations when working with a patient with a history of cancer.
- Participants will be able to list at least three side effects of cancer treatment interventions that are amenable to rehabilitation interventions.
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learning outcomes|
|15-30 Minutes||Overview of current cancer survivorship landscape, highlight of data trends indicating the need for increased cancer rehab services|
|30-60 Minutes||Cancer basics including What is cancer? How is cancer staged? What are the rehab implications of different cancers/stage?|
|60-75 Minutes||Cancer treatments and the physiological, musculoskeletal, and functional impairments that may occur following chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, and hormone therapy|
|75-110 Minutes||Safety considerations including red flags and precautions|
|110-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Stephen Wechsler, PT, DPT
Dr. Steve Wechsler is a Physical Therapist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s outpatient Sillerman Center for Rehabilitation in New York City. Dr. Wechsler currently serves as the Secretary for the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy, APTA. In recognition of his efforts and participation in the APTA, Dr. Wechsler was awarded a 2017 APTA Emerging Leader Award, and in 2019, he received the President's Award for his efforts within the Academy of Oncologic PT. He has lectured locally and nationally on the topic of oncologic rehabilitation.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
Course participation information
To ensure you are ready to participate, please complete our short Test Drive to prepare your computer to view the course.
Login and logout times will be recorded and documented.
Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.
Live Webinars allow presenter and participant interaction. The exam and course evaluation for these courses must be completed within 7 days of the event.
On-demand courses include texts, video and audio recordings of live webinars, and multimedia formats. The exam and course evaluation for on-demand courses must be completed within 30 days of course registration.
To participate in the course, complete the exam, and earn continuing education credit (where applicable), you must be a PhysicalTherapy.com member.
PhysicalTherapy.com is committed to providing equal opportunities in accordance with all applicable laws. If you are in need of a disability-related accommodation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will review your request and respond in a timely manner. Please note that we will require a minimum of 2 weeks to provide a reasonable accommodation for your request.
Visit our Contact us page or give us a call if you have questions.
PhysicalTherapy.com is a recognized continuing competency approval agency for the Physical Therapy Board of California. This course is offered for 2.0 hours of continuing competency.
PhysicalTherapy.com is approved to report to CE Broker for PTs and PTAs licensed in the state of SC, CE Provider #: 50-14089. If you are a PT/PTA in South Carolina, CE Broker may be of interest to you.
This course is offered for 2 hours of continuing education by the Florida Physical Therapy Association/CE Broker. Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
International Association for Continuing Education and Training
continued, LLC, DBA PhysicalTherapy.com, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.
IL Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor
This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Introductory level) by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (Sponsor License #216000252).
This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Introductory level, Category 2) by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (Provider #CS80-2012-KPTA).
This course is offered for 2 hours by the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board.
This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEUs.
PhysicalTherapy.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.
This course is approved by the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision for Physical Therapists for 2 hours of continuing education, OK Category B.
ProCert has awarded certification in the amount of 2 Continuing Competence Units (CCUs) to this activity. CCUs are a unit of relative value of an activity based on its evaluation against a comprehensive set of standards. The CCU determination is a valuation reflecting many factors including, but not limited to, duration of the activity. No conclusion should be drawn that ProCert's CCUs correlate to time or duration.
Texas Physical Therapy Association
This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Introductory level) by the Texas Physical Therapy Association. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. The Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) administers the CCAP on behalf of the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (Provider #2106033TX).
Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that the WV Board of Physical Therapy supports the views of the presenter or sponsor.
We recognize that state CE requirements are constantly changing. If you have any questions regarding our courses and your state requirements, please contact us at 866-782-6258 or josh.malcolm@PhysicalTherapy.com.