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Who Is the Best Exercise Professional to Provide an Exercise Training Programs in an Oncology Rehabilitation Setting—It Depends!

Who Is the Best Exercise Professional to Provide an Exercise Training Programs in an Oncology... COMMENTARY Who Is the Best Exercise Professional to Provide an Exercise Training Programs in an Oncology Rehabilitation Setting—It Depends! G. Stephen Morris, PT, PhD, FACSM President, Oncology Section of the APTA; and Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Wingate University, Wingate, NC It is increasingly recognized that most cancer sur- “Exercise physiologist” is an umbrella term for health vivors, regardless of their diagnosis or treatment, emerge care professionals who are trained to recondition both 8-10 from care with reduced exercise tolerance, cardiorespi- healthy individuals and those with chronic diseases. In ratory fitness, and muscle strength, conditions that of- the 1960s and 1970s, EPs worked primarily in cardiac re- ten continue for months and years after the comple- habilitation programs; however, the recognition that indi- 1-3 tion of treatment. It is also increasingly recognized viduals with a number of other chronic diseases positively that participation by cancer survivors in an exercise benefit from exercise training has expanded the patient training program assists them in recovering optimal fit- populations treated by EPs to include those with diabetes, ness/conditioning levels, thus reducing their symptom bur- hypertension, obesity, pulmonary disease, and, more re- 8,10 den and positively impacting disease/treatment-associated cently, those with a history http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rehabilitation Oncology Wolters Kluwer Health

Who Is the Best Exercise Professional to Provide an Exercise Training Programs in an Oncology Rehabilitation Setting—It Depends!

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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COMMENTARY Who Is the Best Exercise Professional to Provide an Exercise Training Programs in an Oncology Rehabilitation Setting—It Depends! G. Stephen Morris, PT, PhD, FACSM President, Oncology Section of the APTA; and Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Wingate University, Wingate, NC It is increasingly recognized that most cancer sur- “Exercise physiologist” is an umbrella term for health vivors, regardless of their diagnosis or treatment, emerge care professionals who are trained to recondition both 8-10 from care with reduced exercise tolerance, cardiorespi- healthy individuals and those with chronic diseases. In ratory fitness, and muscle strength, conditions that of- the 1960s and 1970s, EPs worked primarily in cardiac re- ten continue for months and years after the comple- habilitation programs; however, the recognition that indi- 1-3 tion of treatment. It is also increasingly recognized viduals with a number of other chronic diseases positively that participation by cancer survivors in an exercise benefit from exercise training has expanded the patient training program assists them in recovering optimal fit- populations treated by EPs to include those with diabetes, ness/conditioning levels, thus reducing their symptom bur- hypertension, obesity, pulmonary disease, and, more re- 8,10 den and positively impacting disease/treatment-associated cently, those with a history

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Rehabilitation OncologyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Oct 1, 2018

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