Neuromusculoskeletal Treatment Considerations for Breast Cancer Survivors
Speaker: Dr. Marisa Perdomo, PT, DPT, MS, CCES
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 20 from 12 – 1:30 pm EST/9 – 10:30 am PST
Why Register? This webinar is targeted at the orthopaedic physical therapist and other health care providers who treat breast cancer survivors for the pain, dysfunction and disabilities that sometimes occur soon or long after breast cancer surgery and radiation. Dr. Perdomo’s lecture at the AAOMPT Annual Conference in 2010 probably saved my life! Read my story below, then register for this unique opportunity to hear a PT oncology expert and help fight against cancer at the same time!
At USC Dr. Perdomo developed the curricular content regarding the management of oncological related impairments that includes evaluation, examination and treatment of peripheral edema. Additional teaching responsibilities include Differential Diagnosis, Cardiopulmonary and Medical Conditions, and Pharmacology. She also serves on the steering committee for the USC Institute of Integrated Health and has developed yoga based physical therapy interventions for individuals recovering from cancer. Her scholarly interests include oncology rehabilitation, and management of peripheral edema. Publications include systematic reviews of outcome measures for survivors of breast cancer and clinical practice guidelines for Upper Quadrant Secondary Lymphedema. She is an active member of the Oncology section of the American Physical Therapy Association and has developed the first APTA sponsored Certification of Peripheral Edema course. She teaches national seminars regarding recovery from cancer related physical impairments and peripheral edema.
Dr. Perdomo is a survivor of both Hodgkin’s lymphoma and breast cancer. Her personal experience with many of the long- term survivor physical impairments and life- long practice of optimizing function in spite of these impairments fuels her passion for creating integrative rehabilitation interventions.
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