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Prostate Cancer Survivorship

presented by Michelle Lyons

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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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How can rehabilitation professionals approach the complex physical and psychosocial impacts of prostate cancer survivorship in their patients? This course, with Michelle Lyons, provides background on treatment options for prostate cancer and the implications during episodes of rehabilitation treatment. The course begins by describing the treatment options available for prostate cancer in detail, and by explaining the practical implications for therapy. The course also provides important background on the effects of prostate cancer on the body that are important for therapists working with this population to understand. Finally, in the last chapter, Michelle Lyons demonstrates and discusses key exercises for patients recovering from prostate cancer.

Meet Your Instructor

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…

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1. Introduction to Prostate Cancer Survivorship

The first chapter of this course describes the implications of prostate cancer survivorship for rehabilitation patients, and the important role that pelvic physiotherapy can play for these patients.

2. Treatment Options

What treatment options are available to patients experiencing prostate cancer, and what are the rehabilitation implications of these choices? This chapter answers these questions, and compares the outcomes of treatments that are currently available.

3. Pelvic Rehabilitation

This chapter explores the complex pelvic heath implications for patients who peruse various prostate cancer treatments, including erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, and pelvic pain.

4. Lab Session

In the final chapter of this course, Michelle Lyons demonstrates key home program exercises for prostate cancer survivors.

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