Physical Therapy Approaches to Oncology Care: Beyond Lymphedema

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Webinar Description

Tailored for medical providers, this session led by a physical therapist addresses challenges like speech and swallowing difficulties or pelvic floor issues in gynecological cancer. Explore the pivotal role of physical therapy in survivorship care plans and delve into current research supporting interventions for head and neck, gynecological, breast cancer, and other oncological conditions. Emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration, we'll discuss the synergy between medical providers and physical therapists in delivering optimal cancer care. Additionally, learn the art of patient education in oncology rehabilitation, empowering medical providers to effectively communicate the role of physical therapy in cancer care.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify physical challenges of cancer patients beyond lymphedema
  • Discuss the role of physical therapy in survivorship care plans for cancer patients
  • Explain the relationship of evidence-based physical therapy interventions and improved patient outcomes
  • Describe the interdisciplinary collaboration of healthcare workers and physical therapists in delivering optimal cancer care


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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 NCPD/CNE
  • 1.00 Participation
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The mission of Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Grand Rounds webinar is to provide a forum for high-quality hematology/oncology-based content. The purpose of this monthly series is to share expertise and create a structured network for our vast community by promoting professional development, creating opportunities for collaboration, and using evidence-based education to increase knowledge and skills to foster ongoing quality patient care.

These webinars provide FREE continuing education credit.

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Sarah Richardson, PT, DPT, CLT, WCS

Physical Therapist
UNC Therapy Services
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Presenter Disclosure Information

The presenter has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies as defined by the ACCME.

Accreditation Statements

The following accrediting agencies have approved this course for continuing education credits. Participants should understand that their individual participation and claiming credit must abide by the regulations set forth by their respective accrediting agency. No partial credit will be provided.

1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
The School of Medicine of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

UNC Health is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


In most cases, regulations prohibit the repeated use of the same educational activity (Live Webinar or Self-Paced, Online Course but not both) as it relates to satisfying CE requirements to maintain licensure. Attendees are also required to view a minimum of 53 minutes of the live webinar video to receive CE credit. Please contact your individual accreditation agencies for more details.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 NCPD/CNE
  • 1.00 Participation
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