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Collaboration in an Oncology Rehabilitation Clinic

Collaboration in an Oncology Rehabilitation Clinic RESEARCH ROUND-UP Collaboration in an Oncology Rehabilitation Clinic 1 2 Frannie Westlake, PT, DPT, NCS ; Vanessa Sifontes, MS, CCC-SLP, CMLDT 1 2 Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist, Oncology Rehab, Centennial, CO; and Speech Language Pathologist, Oncology Rehab, Centennial, CO “Treat the patient as a whole” is a common statement functional limitations and goals. In an ideal world, we that you will hear in regard to treatment of an individual would like for patients to have baseline testing for balance, who has been diagnosed with cancer. What does this mean, strength, cognition, and functional mobility prior to the and how can we as clinicians incorporate this into our re- initiation of cancer treatments. We are fortunate to have habilitation assessment and intervention in the oncology a handful of physicians who refer patients for a presur- population? How do we refer within our own discipline gical program in the breast cancer and pancreatic cancer as well as other rehabilitation disciplines? How can we populations. continue to grow with our fellow clinicians (occupational A model that our clinic employs is similar to the therapy, speech/cognitive therapy, etc) in the areas of re- prospective surveillance model that was illustrated by Stout 1 2 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rehabilitation Oncology Wolters Kluwer Health

Collaboration in an Oncology Rehabilitation Clinic

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Wolters Kluwer Health
ISSN
2168-3808
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2381-2427
DOI
10.1097/01.REO.0000000000000130
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Abstract

RESEARCH ROUND-UP Collaboration in an Oncology Rehabilitation Clinic 1 2 Frannie Westlake, PT, DPT, NCS ; Vanessa Sifontes, MS, CCC-SLP, CMLDT 1 2 Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist, Oncology Rehab, Centennial, CO; and Speech Language Pathologist, Oncology Rehab, Centennial, CO “Treat the patient as a whole” is a common statement functional limitations and goals. In an ideal world, we that you will hear in regard to treatment of an individual would like for patients to have baseline testing for balance, who has been diagnosed with cancer. What does this mean, strength, cognition, and functional mobility prior to the and how can we as clinicians incorporate this into our re- initiation of cancer treatments. We are fortunate to have habilitation assessment and intervention in the oncology a handful of physicians who refer patients for a presur- population? How do we refer within our own discipline gical program in the breast cancer and pancreatic cancer as well as other rehabilitation disciplines? How can we populations. continue to grow with our fellow clinicians (occupational A model that our clinic employs is similar to the therapy, speech/cognitive therapy, etc) in the areas of re- prospective surveillance model that was illustrated by Stout 1 2

Journal

Rehabilitation OncologyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Jul 1, 2018

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