presented by Michelle Lyons
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Michelle Lyons, PT, MISCP
Michelle Lyons PT, MISCP, is a graduate of University College Dublin, Ireland, with over eighteen years experience working in women's health. She is currently living and working in Connecticut as Women's Health coordinator for Access Rehab Centers, one of the largest therapy providers in New England. At Access Rehab Centers, Michelle designed and implemented their…Read full bio
1. Treatment Options
Before understanding the implications of breast cancer survivorship for rehabilitation, it is important to understand the treatment options available to individuals experiencing breast cancer. The first chapter of this course provides this vital context by describing the choices available to patients and the implications of those options.
2. Rehabilitation Implications
This chapter explores the musculo-skeletal effects of different breast cancer treatments, and introduces the participants to the implications for rehabilitation scenarios including shoulder dysfunction, cancer related fatigue, and the effects of chemotherapy.
3. Effects of Breast Cancer
This chapter provides additional background on the management of the effects of breast cancer in a rehabilitation setting, including the effects of breast cancer on the lymphatic system, and musculoskeletal systems.
4. Lab Session
In the final chapter of this course, Michelle Lyons demonstrates some of the most relevant exercise interventions for breast cancer survivors, including examples of breathing exercise, spinal extension, and self massage for lymphedema.