october, 2022

2022sat01oct8:00 am6:00 pmWhat to Know about Oncology Rehabilitation for the Outpatient Clinician – St. Joseph, MILakeland Medical Center, 1234 Napier AvenueEvent Type :Academy Courses

Event Details

This one-day course will allow for the outpatient clinician to evaluate and treat a patient with a history of cancer diagnosis or is currently undergoing cancer treatments.  The clinician will understand the various types of cancer treatments and how the side effects may present in their clinic.

Note: Participants will receive a certificate of participation for 0.8 CEUS at the conclusion of the course

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Spectrum Health Lakeland
St. Joseph, Michigan

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, a participant should be able to:

  • Review pathophysiology of cancer, prevalence and important statistics.
  • Explain techniques used to diagnose, surgically and medically treat cancer.
  • Review appropriate exercise prescriptions when treating patients who have a past or current diagnosis of cancer.
  • Learn precautions, contraindications and red flags to look for when working with cancer survivors.
  • Review of oncologic emergencies, lab values and screening used to determine safety when treating a patient with a history of cancer.

Specific cancers to be covered in this class: prostate, breast, colorectal, pelvic, melanoma, leukemia, lymphoma and head and neck cancer.

Course Schedule

8:00 am – 6:00 pm

  • 7:30 am      Registration
  • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm      Session
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm      Lunch
  • 1:00 – 6:00 pm      Session


Speaker Information

Frannie Westlake, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic and Oncologic Physical Therapy

Frannie Westlake, PT, DPT, NCS received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL in 2012. She went on to complete her Neurological residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA and received her NCS in 2014. Since 2015, Frannie has worked at Oncology Rehab in Denver, CO and is the clinical coordinator for neurological and exercise rehab program.  She treats a variety of oncology, vestibular and neurological diagnosis.  Her passion is working with patients who are currently undergoing chemotherapy and has complaints of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy.  She is also actively working on a pre-op protocol for patients who have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 13 month old son and black lab.  They enjoy going on hikes and spending time in the mountains of Colorado.

Frannie actively lectures at CSM with APTA and has published 2 journal articles in Rehabilitation Oncology.  She is the current education chair for the Oncology Section.

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