Exercise Prescription for Patients With Cancer

Exercise Prescription for Patients with Cancer: Clinical Application & Research Update

World-wide there were an estimated 17.5 million new cancer diagnoses and 8.7 million deaths due to cancer in 2015. Contributing factors to these numbers include population aging and growth. Continued developments in treatment options available to people with cancer have resulted in increased numbers of people living longer with the disease. People with cancer commonly present with functional limitations, low physical activity levels and poorly controlled symptoms and also frequently have comorbid diseases. Managing these complex issues places further strain on the healthcare system, patients and their caregivers. Supportive care interventions are being more frequently looked to in efforts to fulfil unmet needs for people along the cancer continuum (from prehabilitation to survivorship).

This comprehensive evening lecture is a unique opportunity for attendees providing:
1) An update on the latest research regarding physical activity and exercise interventions and exercise prescription in oncology populations.
2) Practical demonstrations of exercise prescription and progression.  
3) An interactive discussion about complex clinical cases.

Presenters: Lara Ebrooke and Megan Howard

Lara Ebrooke is a physiotherapist with more than 15 years rehabilitation experience. Her research passion is improving outcomes for people with cancer. Lara is an associate lecturer within the Physiotherapy Department at the University of Melbourne and the Grade 4 Allied Health Researcher at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. She is currently undertaking her PhD at the University of Melbourne investigating the effects of a home-based multi-disciplinary rehabilitation program for people with inoperable lung cancer. Her key interests are in developing novel models of care for people with cancer and the measurement of physical activity.

Megan Howard has 20 years experience working in hospitals around Australia and in the UK, in both acute and rehabilitation settings. Megan obtained her Master of Physiotherapy (cardiorespiratory) degree from the University of Melbourne in 2005. Over the last 15 years Megan’s clinical focus has been the treatment of people with and recovering from cancer. She currently works part-time at Austin Health in cancer services and at Thompsons Road Physiotherapy as a private oncology and respiratory physiotherapist.  Megan also works for the University of Melbourne as an intervention physiotherapist for the NHMRC-funded randomised controlled trial TIGER (rehabiliTation In lunG cancER). 

Date: 21 November 2017
Time: 6.30pm - 8.00pm

This event is free for Cardiorespiratory and Cancer, Palliative Care and Lymphoedema national group members.
21/11/2017 - 21/11/2017
APA National Office
Level 1
1175 Toorak Road
Camberwell, VIC


Tuesday, 21 November 2017

CRPA/CPCL/Rural/Student members complimentary
Other APA members $30.00
Non-APA $50.00
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
21/11/2017 6:30 PM

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