Cancer Rehabilitation

An Evidence Based Course for ALL Clinicians

Seminar Description:

20 Contact Hours

1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Do you know the principles of cancer and its treatment? Some treatment side effects last a lifetime, others do not present until years after the treatment is complete. How do you choose rehabilitation interventions that are safe and effective? This comprehensive course will provide the evidence- base for you to incorporate rehabilitation strategies in any setting for patients who have had cancer or those undergoing cancer treatments. This engaging and animated course covers current screening guidelines, basic disease and treatment principles including short term and late effects that will impact a patient’s rehabilitation treatment plan.

You will learn: impairments and functional limitations directly related to common cancer diagnoses and treatment. Short term and late effects of cancer treatment and how this impacts patients across the lifespan. Current evidence based rehabilitation strategies will be described in detail including: exercise prescription, contraindications and precautions with exercise & modalities. You will identify in a problem based format, with group interaction, using real case examples; the latest in evaluation, treatment and progression of care.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe cancer pathology, diagnostic methods, and staging.
  • Explain medical and surgical management of common cancer diagnoses.
  • Choose and perform appropriate screening, systems review, and tests and measures speci c to the type of cancer and its treatment.
  • Design treatment interventions for common impairments that impact function at various stages of the disease process.
  • Recognize precautions and contraindications to impairment management and rehabilitation interventions based on the side effects of cancer treatments.
  • Understand how to align rehabilitation care delivery along the continuum of cancer care using the Dietz model as a construct to set goals and plan treatment.
  • Identify resources for providing patient centered care

Your Instructor

Nicole L. Stout, DPT, CLT-LANA, FAPTA

Nicole L. Stout physical therapist, clinical researcher and CLT-LANA lymphedema specialist. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Chatham College and is currently pursing doctoral studies in Health Policy at George Washington University. She is currently the principal investigator on two research protocols studying upper extremity morbidity associated with breast cancer treatment at the Breast Care Center at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Ms. Stout has lectured and taught internationally on lymphedema and cancer rehabilitation and holds adjunct faculty appointments at several universities. She is an internationally recognized expert in breast cancer morbidity and early intervention. Currently Ms. Stout is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Physical Therapy Association. She also serves on the steering committee for the American Lymphedema Framework project. She has authored and co-authored over a dozen articles and chapters about cancer and lymphedema.

For Mail/Email/Fax registrations, click here or call us at 877-794-7328.

Note: We cannot take online registrations beginning on the Monday of the week of the seminar. Instead, please call our office at (877) 794-7328 to register so we can ensure there will be a handout at the course for you.


Cancellations must be received in writing at least two weeks prior to the seminar date for tuition refund less a $75 administration fee. NO refunds will be made after this date.

Registration Cost

Early Bird = $50 discount

Regular = $545

Late Fee = add $25

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