Evidence in Action: A Comprehensive Management of Balance Impairments and Falls – Duarte, CA
Physical therapists commonly treat patients with cancer in all settings. A review of cancer pathophysiology, the impact of cancer and its treatment on body systems and functions, balance, fall risk, and chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy in cancer survivors will be addressed. Participants will be able to use the data gathered from the history, review of systems, systems review, examination and evaluation to identify cancer survivors who are at risk of balance disorders, falls, or chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. The use of evidence-based screening tools and outcomes measures as well as the prospective surveillance model in the cancer populations will be emphasized. An evidence-based application of interventions with a lab component of case studies will be addressed. The lab components require active participation. Participants should dress appropriately to allow full body movement. Participants will work on assigned tasks prior to the start of the course.