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Advanced Rehab Techniques in Breast Cancer

Advanced Rehab Techniques in Breast Cancer

Advanced Rehab Techniques in Breast Cancer

This course includes
2:01:50 of Course Material (View)
Patient Exercises (View)
Patient Education (View)
Course Forum
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
The instructors
This course was recorded in January 2018



Advanced Rehab Techniques in Breast Cancer is an advanced course that is designed to help the participant learn more manual techniques as well as some myofascial releases.  The course is designed for Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists and advanced practice nurses.  It is recommended that the participates have several years of cancer care experience or have taken Jodi's other course that is available on Embodia: "Rehab Techniques in Oncology".

The course includes; instructional videos, access to the Forum, a downloadable workbook as well as a completion certificate. After each section there will be a quiz going over the covered topics which must be filled out for completion of the course. The course is yours forever to go in and review as you develop your caseload. 

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Course Purpose:

Join Jodi Steele for our online physiotherapy course that educates participants on proper rehab techniques when working with a client that has a diagnosis of breast cancer.


Learning Objectives 

  • Learn more manual techniques
  • Learn some myofascial release techniques
  • How to prescribe safe exercise for an individual with Breast Cancer


What's Included:

    • Course participants will be provided with courseware and a workbook.
    • Access to an exclusive private forum with Jodi. Ask Jodi and other course participants your questions.
    • Videos of oncology rehabilitation exercises that can be shared with patients via Embodia.
    • Indefinite access. You can return to this course at any time. If any material is updated or added, you will have access to the new content
    • Certification of completion. Once you've completed the course, you will receive a certificate for your professional portfolio.
    • Access to this course is through Embodia, and although some of the content, such as the workbook can be downloaded, the majority cannot. This is to protect the instructor’s material and to prevent the content from being shared freely on the Internet.
    • Patient exercises that you can easily share with your patients on Embodia. For more information about Embodia for home exercise prescription, click here. 
    • Embodia is mobile-friendly and can be accessed by phone, tablet, and computer.
    • There is no start date or completion date. You can complete the course at your own pace.
    • Quizzes throughout to help you integrate the knowledge.
    • You will be sent a receipt as soon as you purchase this course. This receipt can be used for education grants and tax purposes.
    • Bite-sized information: all of the content is broken down into bite-sized chunks, so that you can easily watch a video on your break, over lunch, or for a few minutes at night.
    • A Special Coupon for 15% off any other online course on Embodia Academy when you’ve completed this course!
The instructors
Jodi Steele
B.Kin, B.H.Sc (PT)

Jodi earned her kinesiology degree in 1997 and a physiotherapy degree in 1999 from McMaster University. In 2005, she founded Cancer Rehab Inc., a not-for-profit centre aimed at improving the lives of those living with cancer. Jodi recognized that individuals undergoing cancer treatments experience side effects such as lymphedema, fatigue, mobility issues and depression. Until 2009, the clinic provided exercise-based rehabilitation services that were previously unavailable in Canada.

In 2009, Jodi designed, developed and launched Wellspring’s Cancer Exercise Program. Wellspring’s program, similar to what was offered at Cancer Rehab Inc., is now accessed throughout southern Ontario at five locations. She continues to work with Wellspring Niagara as a program leader for in-person and online exercise classes. Jodi is also a professor at Niagara College, teaching in multiple programs: Fitness, PSW, OT/PT Assistant, Massage Therapy, and International Nursing.

Jodi first taught Rehab Techniques in Oncology in 2007, and in 2017, she began offering additional professional education courses online through Embodia, a digital healthcare platform.

Course Material included in this course
  • Introduction and Workbook
  • Welcome to Advanced Rehab Techniques in Breast Cancer
  • What are the Patient Exercises for?
  • Section 2
  • Overview Part I
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Section 3
  • Overview Part II
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Section 4
  • Leukotape for Shoulder Pain
  • Leukotape Biofeedback for Postural Re-Education
  • Manual DARE Stretch
  • Skin Rolling
  • Contract Relax
  • Shoulder Mobilization
  • Lymphedema Upper Extremity Measurements
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Section 5
  • Axillary Web Syndrome
  • Upper Quadrant Release
  • Skin Traction
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Section 6
  • Myofascial Release
  • Subscapular Release
  • Pec Major Gross Release
  • The Hook
  • Abdominal Release
  • Paraspinal Release
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Section 7
  • Bone Metastasis
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Section 9
  • Case Study
  • What's Next?
  • Next Steps
Patient Exercises included in this course
  • Wall Slide Progression
  • Wall Slides
  • Wall Push-Ups
  • Standing Row
  • Tricep Extension
  • Core Activation
  • Suntanner
  • Prone Y
  • Active Assisted Range of Motion for the Shoulder
  • Bicep Curl
  • Postural Exercises
  • Shoulder External Rotation
  • Core Stability on a Ball
  • Lower Trap Strengthening
  • PNF Patterns
  • Proprioceptive Exercises
  • Ribcage Range of Motion
  • Shoulder Pendulums
  • Shoulder Retractions
  • Sit and Twist
  • Squats
  • Self DARE Stretch
  • Self DARE Stretch
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