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Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course

Why Every Patient Treated for Cancer Should See a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist

Lecture Name

Why Every Patient Treated for Cancer Should See a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist     $59.90

This lecture is part of the following course:
Pelvic Floor Therapy for the Oncology Patient


A cancer rehabilitation team should contain a variety of physical therapy specialists in order to comprehensively treat each patient, and an important member of the team is a trained pelvic floor physical therapist. This course will outline several cancer diagnoses that are not often referred to pelvic floor physical therapy. Participants will learn why every cancer patient would benefit from at least a pelvic floor consult. Participants will also learn common treatment methods that pelvic floor therapists use to decrease pain and normalize the bowel and bladder of patients during their cancer treatment.

The Academy of Oncologic Physical TherapyNote: The audio for this course was recorded by the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy at the Combined Sections Meeting.

Continuing education credits

This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs and PTAs. To see the full list of courses approved for continuing education in your state, visit our courses page and filter for "Physical Therapist" or "Physical Therapist Assistant" and your state of licensure.

Contact Hours: 2.00


Difficulty: Intermediate


The purpose of this course is to educate participants on the possible cancer diagnoses that might be appropriate for pelvic floor therapy referral, and to illustrate some common treatment techniques used by pelvic floor therapists for oncology diagnoses.

Goals & Objectives:

At the completion of this lecture, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify the oncology patients that would be appropriate for pelvic floor referral.
  2. Apply concepts of pelvic floor treatment to the oncology population.
  3. Construct a comprehensive pelvic floor program for oncology patients.
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