Breast Cancer Rehabilitation - PT24

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation

How Much Do We Know?

by Rupangi Vyas, PT, DPT, GCS
(4.5 / 1586 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


According to the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer is defined as cancer that forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk). According to the data available, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women after skin cancer. Out of the newly diagnosed cases of cancer, one third is breast cancer. The mortality rate is 21% of established cases.The goal of physical therapists should be to design individualized educational and treatment programs focusing on breast cancer rehabilitation


The goal of this breast cancer continuing education module is to improve physical therapists’ understanding of breast cancer, treatment options and physical therapy implications after breast surgery. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Recognize risk factors associated with breast cancer
  • Discuss different treatment options and their impact on rehabilitation
  • Demonstrate understanding of physical therapy intervention following breast surgery and breast reconstruction

Approval Information
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by the NY State Education Dept. of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/21.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for PT and PTA licensure renewal in TX. The assignment of TX PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of CA as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of CA.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with The IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through 9/30/18.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The OH Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 11S0857 from 05/09/11 to 05/09/12, 12S1150 for 05/10/12 to 05/10/13; 13S0982 for 05/10/13 to 05/10/14; 14S1219 for 05/11/14 to 05/11/15; 15S1146 for 05/12/15 to 05/12/16; 16S1700 for 05/13/16 to 05/13/17; 17S5441 for 05/14/17 to 05/14/18; 18S7429 for 5/15/18 to 5/15/19).
The FL Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CE110017187 for 01/01/11 to 12/31/11; CE120017201 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12, CE130019714 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CE140021532 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CE150023677 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27046 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16; CE17-538478 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17; CE18-538478 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The TN Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 3772 for 05/09/11 to 05/08/12, 4369 for 05/09/12 to 05/08/13, 4977 for 05/09/13 to 05/08/14; 5701 for 05/09/14 to 05/08/15; 6159 for 05/09/15 to 05/08/16; 2016-175 for 05/09/16 to 05/08/17; 2017-220 for 5/9/17 to 5/8/18; 2018-264 for 5/9/18 to 5/8/19).
The PA Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE002290 for 06/21/11 to 12/31/12; PTCE004227 for 01/26/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE007016 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16; PTCE009893 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18).
The NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 955-2010, expiration date 01/31/12, 133-2012 from 02/01/12 to 01/31/14; 214-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16; 2016-363 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18; 1801-207 for 2/1/18 to 1/31/20).
This course has been approved by:
The MD State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 04/28/11 to 04/28/15; 03/16/15 to 03/16/19.
The NV State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 07/26/11 to 07/31/13; 07/31/13 to 07/31/15; 07/31/15 to 07/31/17; 11/29/17 to 7/31/19.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The IL Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-3825 for 05/01/11 to 05/01/12, 437-4347 for 05/01/12 to 05/01/13; 437-4789 for 05/01/13 to 05/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the IL Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the IL Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in IL can earn a maximum of 50% of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 5/9/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/28/2013
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2021


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Margaret K - birdsboro, PA  ·  Nov 14, 2018
Good information on post op rehab and the precautions including ROM limitations
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Andriette C - fort worth, TX  ·  Nov 12, 2018
good overview especially with new information
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LARRY Y - Havertown, PA  ·  Nov 12, 2018
greatly improved my knowledge
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Alicia R - Oxnard , CA  ·  Nov 11, 2018
very informative when it came to surgical procedure and rehabilitation post surgery.
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Kevin A - Austin, TX  ·  Nov 09, 2018
great course will take again
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Price: $19.00
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