• Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
Hours: 4 Contact Hours
Author(s): Amy Litterini PT, DPT
Peer Reviewer(s): Mary  Insana Fisher, PT, PhD, OCS
Item#: Q3524
Contents: 1 Course Book 
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Breast Cancer: Contemporary Rehabilitation Strategies

Price $39.95
Item # Q3524
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

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The purpose of this intermediate-level course is to provide a critical review of current evidence to inform physical therapy best practice for the breast cancer patient population. Upon fulfilling the course objectives, practitioners will be prepared to develop an evidence-based approach to the evaluation and treatment of individuals with breast cancer throughout the survivorship continuum.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the epidemiology, diagnosis, and types of breast cancer and the effects on health and wellness.
  • Identify common surgical, medical, and radiation treatments for breast cancer and corresponding treatment-related sequelae.
  • Explain the unique role of the physical therapy practitioner in working with individuals with breast cancer.
  • Identify the common physical, psychological, and cognitive limitations resulting from the different stages of breast cancer treatment and appropriate assessment tools.
  • Explain appropriate sequencing and selection of physical therapy interventions for individuals with breast cancer. 
  • Courses must be completed within one (1) year of the date of purchase.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.