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Exercise as a Standard of Care in Oncology Rehabilitation: Harsh Reality Versus Aspiration

Exercise as a Standard of Care in Oncology Rehabilitation: Harsh Reality Versus Aspiration PRESIDENT’S P ERSPECTIVE Exercise as a Standard of Care in Oncology Rehabilitation: Harsh Reality Versus Aspiration G. Stephen Morris, PT, PhD, FACSM President, Oncology Section, APTA; and Distinguished Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Wingate University, Wingate, NC In May 2018, the Clinical Oncology Society of Aus- supporting the use of exercise to achieve optimal cancer tralia (COSA) issued a position statement calling for (1) outcomes noted that incorporating exercise in the manage- exercise to be embedded as a standard practice in the care ment of the cancer survivor “was not a philosophy held by of all cancer survivors, (2) exercise to be viewed as an adju- all,” with resistance to doing so arising from clinicians and vant therapy, and (3) survivors should be referred to health other allied health professionals. These authors argued care professionals who specialize in the prescription and that this position was the result of a “lack of understanding delivery of exercise including accredited exercise physiolo- with respect to what an individualized exercise program 1 3 5 gists and/or physiotherapists. COSA has joined a growing means.” Ten years later, Brown and Schmitz reported number of organizations (American Cancer Society, Amer- that 84% of oncologists do not http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rehabilitation Oncology Wolters Kluwer Health

Exercise as a Standard of Care in Oncology Rehabilitation: Harsh Reality Versus Aspiration

Rehabilitation Oncology , Volume 36 (4) – Oct 1, 2018

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Wolters Kluwer Health
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© 2018 Oncology Section, APTA.
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2168-3808
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2381-2427
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10.1097/01.REO.0000000000000139
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PRESIDENT’S P ERSPECTIVE Exercise as a Standard of Care in Oncology Rehabilitation: Harsh Reality Versus Aspiration G. Stephen Morris, PT, PhD, FACSM President, Oncology Section, APTA; and Distinguished Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Wingate University, Wingate, NC In May 2018, the Clinical Oncology Society of Aus- supporting the use of exercise to achieve optimal cancer tralia (COSA) issued a position statement calling for (1) outcomes noted that incorporating exercise in the manage- exercise to be embedded as a standard practice in the care ment of the cancer survivor “was not a philosophy held by of all cancer survivors, (2) exercise to be viewed as an adju- all,” with resistance to doing so arising from clinicians and vant therapy, and (3) survivors should be referred to health other allied health professionals. These authors argued care professionals who specialize in the prescription and that this position was the result of a “lack of understanding delivery of exercise including accredited exercise physiolo- with respect to what an individualized exercise program 1 3 5 gists and/or physiotherapists. COSA has joined a growing means.” Ten years later, Brown and Schmitz reported number of organizations (American Cancer Society, Amer- that 84% of oncologists do not

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Rehabilitation OncologyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Oct 1, 2018

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