Rehabilitation of the Cancer Patient

Audience: PT, PTA, OTR/L, COTA, SLP, ATC

Course level: Applies to all levels of therapy

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010
Check-in time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Class time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: University of Minnesota Medical Center - Riverside Park Plaza Building, Park Plaza Auditorium

Contact hours: 2.0


Farha Ikramuddin, M.D., is an assistant professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the University of Minnesota, Fairview. She provides care for inpatients at the Fairview Acute Rehabilitation Unit, as well as outpatients at the University of Minnesota, Fairview Specialty Clinics. Her areas of special interest include stroke rehabilitation, traumatic brain injury, musculoskeletal disorders and neurological diseases. She is a site manager for the PM&R residency program.

Course description:
This course will address the need for rehabilitation after cancer.

Course objectives:

  • Define the need for rehab after cancer
  • Types of cancer rehabilitation
  • Causes and their management of functional impairment in cancer patients
  • Neuropsychological abnormalities
  • Cancer pain
  • Late effects of cancer treatment
  • Rehabilitation issues in specific cancer types

Course agenda:
6:00-7:00 p.m.         Defining rehabilitation and it's place in cancer treatment
7:00-7:45 p.m.        Types of cancer treatment and rehabilitation
7:45- 8:00 p.m.       Q&A

This course is eligible for American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider credit. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course has been approved for Category 1 credit from the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for 2.0 contact hours. Course approval # 4088.

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