Cancer Rehabilitation

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Friday, April 28, 2017

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Student Health Services Auditorium
374 E. Grand Avenue
Carbondale, IL 62901


Featured speakers:    

Rachel Bullar and Dr. Phil Anton

Dr. Bullar earned her DPT from Boston University in 2005 and her PT from Maryville University of Saint Louis in 2002.  Rachel is certified with the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation Licensed Physical Therapist; American Physical Therapy Association Credentialed Clinical Instructor; and Certified Lymphedema Therapist- Lymphology Association of North America (LANA)

Dr. Anton earned his Ph.D. from the University of Northern Colorado (Sport and Exercise Science) in 2006; his M.S. from the University of Colorado (Kinesiology and Applied Physiology) in 1999; and his B.S. from Alma College (Physical Education and Health) in 1992.  Dr. Anton is an Associate Professor of Exercise Science at SIU Carbondale.

This course will highlight basic principles of cancer rehabilitation for the PT.  The course will cover common cancer diagnoses and cancer treatment side effects and how rehabilitation can improve and manage these side effects, and an overview of lymphedema and its implications for treatment in a cancer patient or survivor.

We have applied for IL PT and PTA CEUs

8 a.m. 
Registration and coffee

8:30 a.m. 
Pathophysiology and staging of cancers

  • Common cancers
  • What is a metastasis?
  • Tumor staging

9 a.m. 
Cancer treatments and the impact on rehabilitation

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation
  • Breast cancer surgeries

9:30 a.m.        

  • Lymphedema staging
  • Signs and symptoms of lymphedema
  • Screening for lymphedema
  • The effects of lymphedema on a rehabilitation treatment plan

9:45 a.m.        

10 a.m.      
Cancer Related Fatigue

  • Definition

10:15 a.m.
Evaluation and treatment for the patient with cancer

  • What do we treat?
  • Common assessment tools
  • Basic exercise prescription and progression
  • Rehabilitation precautions with a patient with cancer or history of cancer

11:30 a.m.
Cancer Research and Strong Survivor Program

Parking is available in Lot 45 on Grand Avenue. A permit is required to park in this lot. The cost of parking is included in your registration fee but you will have to pick up the permit at registration.  Sorry no permits will be mailed. You can park your car, pick up permit at registration and take it back to your car. There is 15 minute parking on State Street (east of Health Services) if you prefer to run in a pick up the permit then park your car. However, there are limited 15 minute parking spots. Campus map.

Registration Deadline: April 14, 2017

Registration Fees:

  • $50 – Professionals
  • $10 - Students

Registration Options:

  • Online
  • Call 618/536-7751 to register over the phone with a VISA, Mastercard or Discover
  • Fax Registration Form with payment information to 618/453-5680

Any Questions?

Program: Contact Tim Davis at 618/453-8820 or send an email

Registration: Contact Jackie Welch at 618/453-5672 or send an email