Safety of Symptom-Based Modification of Physical Therapy Interventions in Pediatric Oncology Patients With and Without Low Blood Counts
NOTE: The article for this course is available through the Rehabilitation Oncology (RO) site; or in the Resources area of this course.
This OncoReads self-study will provide the learner with a guide to the safety of symptom-based modification of physical therapy interventions in a pediatric cancer population.
Primary Author bio:
Laura Gilchrist PT, PhD is a clinical research scientist with the Cancer and Blood Disorders Program at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and a Professor of Physical Therapy at St. Catherine University. Her primary research is in the area of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in children/adolescents undergoing treatment for cancer. She has published and presented extensively in the area of pediatric oncology and is active in producing evidence-based reviews to guide clinical care in oncology rehabilitation.
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Upon completion of this OncoRead course, the learner will be able to:
- Describe the American Physical Therapy Association Academy of Acute Care Guidelines for Exercise intervention and modification in light of low blood counts.
- Understand the benefits of exercise and physical therapy for children with cancer and the challenges of balancing the benefits in a population that often has low blood counts.
- Understand how a symptom-based approach to modifications of physical therapy and exercise may be useful and safe for a pediatric oncology population.
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