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Does Cardiac Rehabilitation Have a Role in Providing Comprehensive Oncology Rehabilitation? Yes, But...

Does Cardiac Rehabilitation Have a Role in Providing Comprehensive Oncology Rehabilitation? Yes,... PRESIDENT’S P ERSPECTIVE Does Cardiac Rehabilitation Have a Role in Providing Comprehensive Oncology Rehabilitation? Yes, But . . . G. Stephen Morris, PT, PhD, FACSM President, Oncology Section, APTA; and Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Wingate University, Wingate, NC Twice over the past 3 years, I have spoken about lever- diac function and exercise tolerance while reducing cardio- aging the cardiac rehabilitation (CR) model of patient care vascular symptoms, morbidity, and mortality. And most 3 4 as a model for providing oncology rehabilitation (OR) ser- significantly, both Dittus et al and Dolan et al have re- vices. Both times, I have spoken in opposition to this sug- ported that participation by cancer survivors integrated gestion, largely because of infrastructure limitations within into weekly CR programs can increase the strength, en- CR programs and their singular focus on exercise training durance, and quality of life of these cancer survivors. as the primary therapeutic intervention. Reading a new Leveraging the CR model to meet the reconditioning report on the topic recently made me realize that my con- demands of OR would appear to be a slam dunk; so, why clusions presented in these talks should have been less do I have http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rehabilitation Oncology Wolters Kluwer Health

Does Cardiac Rehabilitation Have a Role in Providing Comprehensive Oncology Rehabilitation? Yes, But...

Rehabilitation Oncology , Volume 36 (3) – Jul 1, 2018

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PRESIDENT’S P ERSPECTIVE Does Cardiac Rehabilitation Have a Role in Providing Comprehensive Oncology Rehabilitation? Yes, But . . . G. Stephen Morris, PT, PhD, FACSM President, Oncology Section, APTA; and Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Wingate University, Wingate, NC Twice over the past 3 years, I have spoken about lever- diac function and exercise tolerance while reducing cardio- aging the cardiac rehabilitation (CR) model of patient care vascular symptoms, morbidity, and mortality. And most 3 4 as a model for providing oncology rehabilitation (OR) ser- significantly, both Dittus et al and Dolan et al have re- vices. Both times, I have spoken in opposition to this sug- ported that participation by cancer survivors integrated gestion, largely because of infrastructure limitations within into weekly CR programs can increase the strength, en- CR programs and their singular focus on exercise training durance, and quality of life of these cancer survivors. as the primary therapeutic intervention. Reading a new Leveraging the CR model to meet the reconditioning report on the topic recently made me realize that my con- demands of OR would appear to be a slam dunk; so, why clusions presented in these talks should have been less do I have

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Published: Jul 1, 2018

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