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An Introduction to Rehab Techniques in Oncology

An Introduction to Rehab Techniques in Oncology

An Introduction to Rehab Techniques in Oncology

May 08, 2024 - 19:00 (EDT)
1 hour
The instructors


In Canada, people with a diagnosis of cancer are surviving longer. With this increased survival comes many different types of disability associated with cancer and its treatments. This is where the gap is in our healthcare system. We need more qualified healthcare providers that are trained to help people with cancer 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 gyms, outpatient clinics, private clinics and in their homes. We are just going to see more people that have been touched by cancer. We need to know what we are doing and be confident in our skills.

We also need to help thousands and thousands of people across Canada who are surviving cancer but living with dysfunction and disability. In fact, 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.

Don’t waste time! Get trained and get started working with this amazing bunch of people!

Webinar Purpose

Join Jodi Steele in this webinar to explore the knowledge and skills required for a health professional to work with a client who has had a diagnosis of cancer.

Learning Objectives

In this live webinar, Jodi Steele will:

  1. Highlight the most relevant cancers and their medical treatments
  2. Discuss the benefits of exercise and safety considerations
  3. The scope of practice a health professional works within


The intended audience for this webinar includes occupational therapists, physiotherapists, massage therapists, chiropractors, nurses, physicians, osteopaths, and fitness professionals.


Registration and Replays

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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.

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