Through this course the reader will be able to examine the contributions of CRF and CIPN to static and dynamic balance before and after a period of fatiguing exercise.

Meet the Author

Stephen Wechsler, PT, DPT, PhD achieved board-certification as a Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy and eventually found his niche in neuro-oncologic rehabilitation at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Having developed a profound appreciation for an interprofessional approach to clinical care and hoping to broaden his impact through research and teaching, Dr. Wechsler sought and successfully earned his PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at MGH IHP. Dr. Wechsler has presented nationally on the topic of oncologic rehabilitation, and proudly served as the Secretary of the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association for two terms. Dr. Wechsler's research interests lie at the crossroads of oncologic and neurologic rehabilitation. As a member of the CaRe Lab, his goal is to optimize rehab approaches for individuals living with and beyond cancer through the advancement of knowledge and clinical practice related to physical function and quality of life.

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In order to successfully complete this course:

  1. Review the article – found at this link or in the Resources area of the course (copy full and paste in search field):
  3. After reading the article, return to the learning center to continue.
  4. Complete the Assessment found in the green menu bar to the right. (You must achieve at least a 70% score to obtain CEUs.)
  5. Provide feedback through the course evaluation.
  6. Download and save your certificate.

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Stephen Wechsler, PT, DPT, Janet Kneiss, PT, DPT, PhD, Benjamin Adams, PT, DPT; Lisa J. Wood Magee, PhD, RN, FAAN

Learning objectives

  1. The learner will develop an understanding of the functional differences between women with breast cancer with and with no persistent CRF.
  2. The learner will be able to identify how CRF and severity of CIPN predicted postural sway and sit-to-stand strategy.
  3. The learner will be able to understand the impact of CRF and CIPN to static and dynamic balance before and after a period of fatiguing exercise.
  4. The learner will be able identify gaps in current literature and areas where further research is needed.


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The following credits are available upon completion of these activities.

Total credits:  0.2
Key Dates
Enrollment:Prior to  12/31/2023
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