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Become a Post-Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist

Course Description:
Woman with Arms CrossedThe goal of this interactive two day course is to provide the participants with a knowledge base that is essential to the successful evaluation of the breast cancer survivor, from diagnosis to treatment, recovery, prevention of lymphedema and proper exercise guidelines and protocols. This course is open to physical therapists, occupational therapists, Pilates instructors, lymphedema treatment specialists, and nurses. Evidence based practice and integration of material from the areas of functional exercise, shoulder rehabilitation and Pilates exercises will be the emphasis of the lab sessions.

Materials Included:
Course Outline, Extensive Notes, Pink Ribbon Exercise Manual, Patient Assessment Guide and Tracking, Pink Ribbon Resistance Band

Course Objectives:
Ribbon Demonstrate an understanding of the
   diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
Ribbon Demonstrate an understanding of the
   different surgeries, including breast
   reconstruction and the impact of
   these surgeries on physical mobility
Ribbon Understand the signs and symptoms
   of upper extremity lymphedema and
   axillary web syndrome
Ribbon Perform an upper quadrant
   screening and evaluation for the
   breast cancer patient.
Ribbon Develop a comprehensive
   rehabilitation program using a
   Pilates-based approach including
   movement sequencing specific for
   the breast cancer survivor.
Ribbon Develop Periodization Principles and
   the application of these principles to
   each survivor’s exercise program.


Schedule of events
Day One: Lecture
Introduction, Overview of Course Goals
& Objectives .......................................................
15 min.
Breast Anatomy & Musculature ......................... 30 min.
Types of Breast Cancer and Staging ................. 30 min.
Surgeries ............................................................ 45 min.
Sentinel Node Biopsy ......................................... 15 min.
Adjuvant treatments: Chemotherapy, Radiation
Therapy, Hormone Therapy & Common
Adverse Effects .................................................
30 min.
Lunch Break ....................................................... 60 min.
Breast Reconstructive Surgeries, Implications
for Exercise ........................................................
90 min.
Lymphedema, Treatment and Implications for Exercise .............................................................. 30 min.
Patient Assessments: Goniometer
Measurements, Health History, QOL Survey.......
30 min.
Latest Research Findings ................................... 30 min.
Q&A .................................................................... 20 min.

Day Two: Lab
Pilates-based Rehabilitative Exercise Protocol
Phase One: Focus on Scapula
Stabilization and Shoulder Mobility.......................
30 min.
Phase Two: Focus on Long Lever
Shoulder Range of Motion, Core Stability and
Scapula Stabilization ...........................................
45 min.
Phase Three: Focus on Full Body Movements
Including Scapula, Core and Lower Body...........
45 min.
Break................................................................... 30 min.
Progression of Exercises to Include Pilates-based Exercises Utilizing Props: Stability
Balls, Bands and Foam RollerSentinel
Node Biopsy........................................................
90 min.
Case Studies....................................................... 45 min.
Marketing & Promotion ........................................ 20 min.
Q&A .................................................................... 15 min.




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