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Rehab Techniques in Oncology

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Rehab Techniques in Oncology

Rehab Techniques in Oncology

This course includes
3:41:28 of Course Material (View)
Patient Exercises (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
The instructors
This course was recorded in January 2024


People with a diagnosis of cancer are surviving longer, leading to a gap in our healthcare system. With increased survival comes physical challenges associated with cancer and its treatments. We need more qualified healthcare providers who can work with people with cancer to aid them with their return to normal activities of daily living and occupations. 

As healthcare professionals, we are going to work with clients with a diagnosis of cancer in hospitals, outpatient rehab, private clinics, gyms and in their homes. As healthcare professionals, we need to be confident in our skills so we can help those who are surviving cancer but living with dysfunction and disability. 

I would be so bold to say that cancer rehabilitation needs to be a standard of practice in the treatment of people with cancer in Canada, but until then, don’t waste time! Get trained and start working with this amazing bunch of people!


Course Purpose

Join Jodi Steele in this online course that provides the knowledge and skills required for a health professional to work with a client who has had a cancer diagnosis.


Learning Objectives 

In this online course, you will learn:

  • The most relevant cancers and their medical treatments
    • New for 2024: updated research
    • New for 2024: polyneuropathy module
  • Appropriate exercise techniques and safety considerations
  • The scope of practice a health professional works within and when to refer a client to a medical professional
  • How to administer an oncology assessment
  • How to design an individualized fitness plan for your client’s abilities and goals



This online course is for all healthcare professionals who work in oncology or with patients who have or have had cancer including: Chiropractors, Massage therapists, Nurses, Occupational therapists, Osteopaths, and Physiotherapists.

What's Included

  • 3 hours of video lessons
  • Lifetime access
  • Certificate of completion
  • Updated for 2024: 40+ page workbook that includes types of cancers, exercise considerations,  assessment, training protocols, exercise log and outcome measures
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
  • Breast, Colorectal, Lung, Ovarian, and Prostate Cancers
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Melanomas and Sarcoma
  • Melanomas
  • Sarcoma
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Leukemia, Lymphomas, and Multiple Myeloma, Blood Disorders or Hematology
  • Leukemia, Lymphomas, and Multiple Myeloma, Blood Disorders or Hematology
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Exercise and Case Study
  • Exercise
  • Case Study
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
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
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