Examination and Treatment Strategies for Patients Post Cancer Treatment Involving the Head and Neck #3235

INSTRUCTIONAL COURSE DETAIL

TUE, 27 OCT: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

SPEAKERS

Linda Gonzalez PT, MSPT, CST
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York NY, USA

Sarah Todd PT, DPT
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York NY, USA

Sharlynn Tuohy PT, DPT, MBA
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York NY, USA

DIAGNOSIS

Cancer rehabilitation, Pain

FOCUS

Clinical practice (assessment, diagnosis, treatment, knowledge translation/EBP)

ABBREVIATED DESCRIPTION

Patients who undergo cancer treatment involving the head and the neck region have unique and specific deficits during and following treatment. The purpose of this course is to identify examination strategies and intervention techniques therapists perform on patients post treatment. This course will review the literature regarding rehabilitation specific issues following cancer treatment in this population. This program will establish an examination template and examination strategies that can be used to identify functional limitations and impairments. Lastly, the course instructors will provide a hands-on lab teaching several intervention strategies for patients whose cancer treatments involve the head and neck.

ABSTRACT BODY

Patients who undergo cancer treatment involving the head and the neck region have unique and specific deficits during and following treatment. The purpose of this course is to identify examination strategies and intervention techniques therapists perform on patients post treatment. This course will review the literature regarding rehabilitation specific issues following cancer treatment in this population. This program will establish an examination template and examination strategies that can be used to identify functional limitations and impairments. Lastly, the course instructors will provide a hands-on lab teaching several intervention strategies for patients whose cancer treatments involve the head and neck.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. A Review of Current Literature and Evidence: 30 mins (Linda Gonzalez PT, MSPT, CST and Sarah Todd PT, DPT)
  2. Examination of Patients Post Treatment including Common Presentations and Case Studies: 60 min (Linda Gonzalez PT, MSPT, CST and Sarah Todd PT, DPT)
  3. Manual Techniques and Other Intervention Strategies 150 min (Linda Gonzalez PT, MSPT, CST and Sarah Todd PT, DPT)

Intended Audience

Physical Therapists

Occupational Therapists

Physiatrists

COURSE OUTLINE

  1. A Review of Current Literature and Evidence: 30 mins (Linda Gonzalez PT, MSPT, CST and Sarah Todd PT, DPT)
  2. Examination of Patients Post Treatment including Common Presentations and Case Studies: 60 min (Linda Gonzalez PT, MSPT, CST and Sarah Todd PT, DPT)
  3. Manual Techniques and Other Intervention Strategies 150 min (Linda Gonzalez PT, MSPT, CST and Sarah Todd PT, DPT)

BIO SKETCHES

Linda Gonzalez is a Clinical Specialist and a certified Craniosacral Therapist working at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She has been practicing as a physical therapist for 14 years working with patients with and without a cancer diagnosis in various stages of their treatment. She has pursued continuing education in a variety of treatment protocols including, Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral manipulation, Lymph Drainage, and a myriad of orthopedic courses.

Sarah Todd is a Senior Physical Therapist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She has been practicing for over 7 years, treating patients through all stages of their cancer treatment. She has pursued continuing education in myriad orthopedic management strategies, as well as Lymph Drainage Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, and Neuromobilisation techniques.

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