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Deep Vein Thrombosis

Published by <p>This handout details the condition of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), including the risks, symptoms, prevention, and how to respond in the case of a DVT. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Basic Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Survivors

Published by <p>People with cancer benefit from exercise therapy. This resource outlines the basics regarding exercise guidelines for people with cancer. Campbell, K. L., Winters-Stone, K. M., Wiskemann, J., May, A. M., Schwartz, A. L., Courneya, K. S., Zucker, D. S., Matthews, C. E., Ligibel, J. A., Gerber, L. H., Morris, G. S., Patel, A. V., Hue, […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Chemotherapy: What it Means for the Rehab Pro

Published by <p>This course designed to introduce physical therapists & occupational therapists to the basics of chemotherapy & how chemotherapy affects a person. This live course will focus on the broad categories & side effects of chemotherapy. This course will also include a brief case review of short- & long-term effects of chemotherapy on a person’s functional […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Patient Experiences of Swallowing Exercises After Head and Neck Cancer: A Qualitative Study Examining Barriers and Facilitators Using Behavior Change Theory (2017)

Published by <p>The current research suggests about 55% of people had complete non-adherence and 36% had partial adherence for individuals with head and neck cancer. Common reasons patient have given in the past for poor adherence include not having dysphagia at the time of evaluation, poor understanding about the rationale for exercises, the exercises are difficult, being […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Pretreatment Swallowing Exercises Improve Swallow Function After Chemoradiation (2008)

Published by <p>Within this retrospective case-control, there were eighteen participants with advanced squamous cell carcinomas of the oropharynx, hypopharynx, and larynx treated with both chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Nine of the patients were included in the pretreatment swallowing exercises group and the other nine were included in the control group and completed swallowing exercises after receiving chemoradiation […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Chemobrain and Mindfulness (2015)

Published by <p>In a two-arm randomized clinical trial, 60 breast cancer and 11 colorectal cancer survivors experiencing CRF participated in the trial. Participants were required to be legal adults (18- years-of-age), and had undergone either chemotherapy, radiology, or both to treat first time breast or colorectal cancer. Participants were placed either in an 8-week MBSR group, or […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Signs, Symptoms, and Management of Trismus

Published by <p>This handout is for patients who are experiencing complications after treatment for head and neck cancer. The handout describes the condition of trismus, its causes and effects on the patient, as well as massages, exercises, and stretches to use in therapy. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Chemotherapy-Induced Cognitive Impairment (Chemo Brain)

Published by <p>\We are just now beginning to understand the effects that chemotherapy has on the brain, including mental fog difficulty concentrating, and short-term/working memory impairments. This handout describes why these symptoms occur as well as how skilled therapy can help resolve these symptoms. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Common Contraindications and Precautions

Published by <p>Do you have trouble remembering all of the contraindications and precautions for treatments? Do you ever find an abnormal blood pressure or oxygen saturation level and question whether your initial treatment plan is still appropriate? This document provides a contraindication and precaution cheat to help guide clinician’s clinical reasoning. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>