Exercise Guidelines for Individuals with Cancer

Exercise Guidelines for Individuals with Cancer 

Register NowDate: March 17, 2018
Time: 7:30AM - 6:00PM
Location: Sacred Heart University, Center for Healthcare Education, 4000 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604
CEHs: 812
Cost: $400
Speaker: G Stephen Morris, PT, Ph.D., FACSM 
Deadline to enroll: February 23, 2018

Course Description

Dr. Sions is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware. She is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Outpatient Amputee Clinic held monthly at the Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic, which provides prosthetic evaluations for individuals in need of a new prosthetic or replacement prosthetic componentry. She has presented nationally at the American Physical Therapy Association’s and the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists’ meetings on the use of outcome measures in patients with lower-limb loss. Her research focuses on clinical evaluation, specifically selection and utilization of outcome measures to objectively document functional level, in patients post-amputation. She has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Orthotic & Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, a participant should be able to:

  1. Explain the basic biology of exercise, cancer and acute and adaptive responses to exercise
  2. Describe cancer diagnoses, cancer treatments, and side effects particularly as they relate to impairments
  3. Understand how exercise training can improve functional capacity, quality of life, and improve prognosis following a cancer diagnosis.
  4. Recognize and respond to adverse responses to exercise training
  5. Appropriately modify exercise program in response to acute patient status
  6. Write exercise prescriptions for the oncology patient and survivor
  7. Identify and use of appropriate outcome measures in the oncology setting
  8. Discuss safety concerns associated with exercising this patient population
  9. Discuss the use of exercise training across the cancer spectrum
  10. Discuss exercise interventions in the context of lymphedema and treatment associated peripheral edema
  11. Describe the role of exercise in treating the cancer survivor

Course Schedule

  • 7:30AM Registration
  • 8:00AM – 12:00PM Session
  • 12:00PM- 1:00PM Lunch
  • 1:00PM – 6:00PM Session