BREAST & GYNECOLOGICAL ONCOLOGY
Aspects of Clinical Application: 
  • Biopsychosocial assessment and intervention planning relative to oncological impact to the occupational profile

  • Facilitated and directed occupational engagement to achieve and promote improved quality of life, self-efficacy, and social engagement   

  • Actionable mind-body interventions to promote and achieve improved life balance, stress management, and perceived quality of life

  • Educate and facilitate range of motion, active/passive stretching, and progressive strengthening protocols post-operatively to improve functional performance

  • Facilitation and training for self-care techniques of scar tissue adhesion management and recovery

  • Provide adaptive and compensatory strategies for completion of routine ADLs post-operatively 

  • Biomechanical applications of manual lymph drainage, complete lymphatic drainage, or lymphatic compression as appropriate

  • Health promotion of lifestyle management and nutritional considerations for systemic optimization 

Potential Certifications:

Academy of Lymphatic Studies 

  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT)

 

ILWTI

  • Comprehensive Oncology Rehabilitation Expert (CORE) Certification 

Specialized Training/Education:

Physiological Oncology Rehabilitation Institute

  • Breast Cancer Rehabilitation (course)

  • Pelvic Cancer Rehabilitation (course)

 

Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute 

  • Oncology of the Pelvic Floor (3 course series) 

  • Breast Cancer Rehabilitation 

 

Burrell Education 

  • Optimal Health After Hysterectomy 

Contact & Connect

Heather M. Truog, OTD, OTR/L, PYT​​

email: heather@thewomenshealthot.com

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Original publication July 12, 2019

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