Prostate Cancer Survivorship

presented by Michelle Lyons

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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 women's health programs, including pre and post partum care, pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction and colorectal health, menopausal wellness, spinal dysfunction, TMJ/headache pain and a breast cancer rehab program, which incorporates manual therapy, lymphedema management and specific exercise prescription. A firm believer in integrative healthcare, she incorporates therapeutic Pilates, yoga and lifestyle advice into her treatment protocols. Michelle has appeared in local newspapers, radio and television programs speaking on women's health issues. She has presented programs in Ireland, Canada and the U.S. including The Wise Woman weekend, The International Herbal Symposium and The New England Women's Herbal Conference and for the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Introduction to Prostate Cancer Survivorship

    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

    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

    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

    4. Lab Session

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