Breast Cancer Recovery: On Land and in Water

By: Mary Essert and Naomi Aaronson.
without CE $40.00

Successful completion of the quiz is necessary to receive Continuing Education Credit.

Approved for:
4.0 Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA)
4.0 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
0.5 American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
0.4 Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute (ATRI)
0.4 Council on Prof. Stand. Kinesiotherapy (COPS-KT)
2.0 National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF)
0.5 National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT)
4.0 National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA)
4.0 YMCA
4.0 World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.)
5 American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
Domain of OT: Client Factors
Domain of OT: Performance Skills
Domain of OT: Context and Environment

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Education Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Prerequisites: None
Target Audience: Aquatic Fitness Professional, Group Fitness, Personal Trainer, Therapy

Course Description:
There are over 2 million breast cancer survivors in the United States today. Due to the ramifications of treatment, exercise is a modality that can be used to facilitate recovery. Numerous studies have demonstrated that exercise can improve quality of life, reduce side effects of treatment, and improve strength and endurance. This course will help health-fitness professionals understand diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing care for cancer patients and survivors. Important guidelines and information are provided for safe and effective exercise through course and multimedia content. Embrace this client base with practical exercise options to improve recovery and function.

Course Objectives:

After reviewing this course, you should be able to:

  1. Understand the stages of breast cancer.
  2. Describe the various surgeries and anatomical structures affected by breast cancer surgery.
  3. List local and systemic cancer treatments and side effects.
  4. Describe physical issues faced by breast cancer survivors.
  5. Describe psychosocial issues faced by breast cancer survivors.
  6. Explain special precautions and risk management related to both land and water exercise for breast cancer survivors.
  7. State the benefits of land and water exercise in breast cancer recovery.
  8. Describe HIPAA requirements and their impact upon client's medical records.
  9. Describe cardiovascular recommendations for mode, intensity, and frequency if undergoing treatment.
  10. Describe strength training guidelines for clients at risk for lymphedema.
  11. List lymphedema advisories and lymphedema risk reduction techniques.
  12. Demonstrate exercises for the breast cancer client on land and in the water.
  13. Identify when to refer clients out to medical professionals.
  14. Give examples of how to progress clients through aerobic, strength training and flexibility programming on land and in the water.
  15. Understand basic assessment for breast cancer clients.

ISBN# 978-0-9842758-8-5

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