Specialty Rehab and ILWT have partnered in this specially designed course for clinicians with a CLT or CLWT certification. There are over 17 million people who live with or have a history of cancer, this number is expected to increase to over 26 million by 2040. Cancer survival is growing, and cancer is now considered a chronic condition. To effectively treat oncology lymphedema patients, we must have knowledge of cancer, its treatment and side effects. These side effects impact the oncology population you are presently and will continue treating.

This course is packed with evidence-based research on the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system, surgical interventions, and wound care specifics for cancer patients. Training will include an overview of high-risk lymphedema oncology populations followed by a deep dive into breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. The course will include treatment for: axillary webbing syndrome, breast lymphedema, post -mastectomy pain syndrome, and labs. 

To design an effective plan and goals for an individual with cancer-related lymphedema (CRL) the impact of cancer and its treatments must be understood and accounted for. Our self-paced online modules will provide the  foundation for our live-online material. There your learning will continue  with current medical treatments, side effects and rehabilitation management in high-risk populations for developing CRL, as well as, the latest advances in medical treatment and preventions of cancer-related lymphedema. In addition, lab components will review treatment techniques for high-risk lymphedema populations and engage the learner in application of clinical reasoning through live case studies. 

        $998.00 (17.5 CEUs)



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Online Key Course Concepts

  • Reviews current statistics regarding cancer and utilization of rehabilitation services. Identifies current models of care delivery, and resources for the patient and caregiver as well as the role of current care models along the survivorship continuum

  • Highlights the impact of cancer on the individual survivor. Identifies physical, emotional, and psychosocial impairments that restrict physical and social participation throughout the survivorship continuum.

  • Identifies common treatment-related side effects (including: Cancer related fatigue, cancer pain, chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy, and cancer related cognitive impairments) reviews current statistics, common symptoms and presentation and the impact on the individual survivor.

  • Reviews the etiology and risk factors for development of cancer. Identifies common diagnostics as well as the role of staging and grading in diagnosis and prognosis.

  • Identifies the most common interventions for treatment of cancer including surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, targeted therapies/immunotherapy, and hormonal treatments. Identifies side effects specific to these cancer treatments.

  • Identify the role of the multidisciplinary team and each discipline’s unique role in providing value- based patient-centered care to reduce healthcare costs and improve patients’ QOL.

Live Teletraining Key Concepts

  • Overview of cancer-related lymphedema

  • Breast cancer-related lymphedema

  • The complicated patient: Application of lymphedema treatment

  • Current evidence: Lymphatic system, function and disease

  • Lymphedema precautions in oncology

  • Advanced cancer treatment planning

  • Oncology-related wound management

  • Advanced surgical techniques for lymphedema management

  • Application of lymphedema treatment in palliative care


OTR/L, CLT, CLWT Lisa Marshall

With more than 33 years of healthcare experience, Lisa has focused primarily on oncology for the past 28 years. In 2002, she founded Specialty Rehabilitation Inc. (SRI), where she developed and provided oncology programs and services -- prehabilitation through palliation -- for all cancer types. Lisa's areas of expertise include the management of breast cancer, oncology lymphedema, cancer-related fatigue, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, cancer-related cognitive impairments, cancers of the head and neck, and oncology pelvic floor dysfunction. She is lymphedema certified, a national presenter, and a regular presenter at major healthcare institutions and universities. Today, SRI provides oncology education and consulting for; individual healthcare professionals, cancer centers, community hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and home care agencies.

Course curriculum

    1. Printable learning materials

    2. The Current State of Oncology Care

    3. The Current State of Oncology Care - Quiz

    1. The Cancer Experience- Part One

    2. The Cancer Experience Part One - Quiz

    1. The Cancer Experience- Part Two

    2. The Cancer Experience Part Two -Quiz

    1. Defining Cancer - Part One

    2. Defining Cancer - Part Two

    3. Defining Cancer - Quiz

    1. Medical Management in Oncology - Part One

    2. Medical Management in Oncology - Part One Quiz

    3. Medical Management in Oncology - Part Two

    4. Medical Management in Oncology - Part Two Quiz

    1. Multidisciplinary Care Throughout the Survivorship Continuum

    2. Multidisciplinary Care Throughout the Survivorship Continuum- Quiz

About this course

  • $998.00
  • 43 lessons
  • 5.5 hours of video content