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TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation
Healthcare Provider Institute



Friday, Nov. 10th and Saturday, Nov. 11th, 2017
Mercer University, Atlanta, GA

Course Description:

This evidence-based course will address the complexities of breast cancer rehabilitation, with a focus on understanding the medical management of breast cancer and the role of rehabilitation, including physical and occupational therapy evaluation and treatment programs related to common treatment side effects. A special panel presentation will highlight the importance of integrated care that addresses the physical, psychosocial and wellness issues faced by breast cancer patients and survivors.

Who Should Attend:

The course is of interest to physical therapists, occupational therapists, and physical and occupational therapy assistants who have all levels of experience and are looking for a beginner course in breast cancer rehabilitation. It is also of interest to therapists who are working in an out-patient rehabilitation setting who are interested in enhancing their understanding and skills to better care for patients during and after breast cancer treatment.

Course Format:

The unique course format provides participants with an opportunity to learn through lecture, interactive and panel discussions, lab participation and case studies.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe medical management, staging and types of breast cancer
  2. Understand common breast cancer treatments including precautions and implications for rehabilitation
  3. Understand common breast cancer reconstructive surgeries and specific surgical implications that require physical rehabilitation
  4. Understand common rehabilitation issues as related to breast cancer treatment including: shoulder, upper quadrant and trunk dysfunction, peripheral neuropathy, lymphedema and fatigue
  5. Evaluation of the breast cancer patient with focus on the limitations, impairments and common side effects experienced after breast cancer treatment
  6. Design and implement a comprehensive, evidence-based breast cancer rehabilitation program for patients with:
    • shoulder dysfunction
    • upper quadrant and trunk dysfunction
    • peripheral neuropathy
    • fatigue
    • lymphedema
  7. Describe the importance of integrated physical, physiological and nutritional interventions to decrease the morbidity related to breast cancer and treatment

TurningPoint Faculty:

Lauren Bober, MPT, PT, CES
Clinical Manager, Physical Therapist, Pilates Instructor

Grayson Webb, DPT, PT, CES
Physical Therapist

Carrie Kozel, DPT, PT, CES
Physical Therapist

Anita Boyce, PTA, CES
Physical Therapist Assistant

Karen Whitehead, MS, LMSW

Kristina Tucker, MA, LAPC

Lisa Eisele, RD, LD

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Course Fee:

$425 before October 15, 2017
$450 after October 15, 2017

Continuing Education Credit:

15.5 Continuing Competency Hours (CCH) have been approved by the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia. Course contact hours have been approved through the Georgia Occupational Therapy Association.
TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that improves quality of life for women with breast cancer by providing, promoting and advocating specialized and evidence-based rehabilitation.