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#THIRDTHURSDAY: Therapeutic Exercise, Manual Therapy and Modalities in Patients with Cancer

Attend IPTA's Monthly Open House Event! The #THIRDTHURSDAY of Every Month!

When: Thursday, October 17th
Networking begins at 5:30 pm, Programs starts at 6:15 pm
Where: IPTA Chapter Office
905 N. Main Street
Naperville, Illinois  60563
United States
Presenter: Leslie J. Waltke, PT, DPT
Contact: Sharon Meyerhoff
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#THIRDTHURSDAY: Therapeutic Exercise, Manual Therapy and Modalities in Patients with Cancer: Guidelines, Indications and Contraindications


We invite you to join us from 6 - 8 pm on Thursday, October 17th as we welcome Leslie J. Waltke, PT, DPT to share her knowledge and expertise on "Therapeutic Exercise, Manual Therapy and Modalities in Patients with Cancer: Guidelines, Indications and Contraindications"

Pain, fatigue and weakness are common symptoms in both cancer patients and cancer survivors, uniquely positioning physical therapists to provide treatments that improve oncology outcomes. Current evidence strongly suggests cancer rehabilitation may improve quality of life, length of life and impact overall survival.

Therapeutic exercise and manual therapy can decrease the physiological, musculoskeletal and functional loss during treatment for cancer and fast track the road to health in survivorship. This lecture will cover the indications, contraindications and clinical decision making around using therapeutic exercise, manual therapy and modalities in patients with cancer or a history of cancer.


What to expect: 

By the end of this lecture participants will be able to:

  • State 2 contraindications for therapeutic ultrasound in a person with a history of cancer.                
  • List 2 components of the decision making of doing joint manipulation to the spine in a person with a history of cancer.
  • List 2 indications for soft tissue manipulation in a patient post cancer surgery.
  • List 2 contraindications for soft tissue manipulation in a patient post radiation therapy.
  • List 2 indications for therapeutic exercise in persons in active cancer treatment
  • List 2 components of a therapeutic exercise program to combat fatigue.



About the Speaker

Leslie J. Waltke, PT, DPT s a physical therapist with a clinical mastery in cancer rehabilitation and Founder of the Waltke Cancer Rehabilitation Academy, a provider of world class cancer rehabilitation continuing education. Since earning her degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin in 1988, Dr. Waltke has dedicated most of her career solely to treating the cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, integumentary and functional needs of persons during and after treatment for cancer. Over the past decades Dr. Waltke has cared for thousands of people with cancer and has a following of beloved patients. She is respected nationally and internationally as an oncology physical therapist, cancer rehabilitation key opinion leader, author, educator and consultant.

Since 2005 Dr. Waltke has been the Cancer Rehabilitation Coordinator for Aurora Health Care, one of the United States’ largest cancer programs and proud holder of the rare Commission on Cancer “Outstanding Achievement Award.” Her role, in addition to treating patients with cancer, includes cancer rehabilitation program development, education and training, and best practice and clinical standards development. Cancer rehabilitation programs are now available at each of Aurora Health Care’s 14 hospitals and at 27 outpatient Aurora Rehabilitation Centers throughout Wisconsin. The Commission on Cancer and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers have consistently described her cancer rehabilitation programs as “excellent” “amazing” and “outstanding.”

A gifted and impassioned speaker, Dr. Waltke teaches and lectures throughout the world to rehab professionals, universities, medical and oncology providers, cancer organizations as well as cancer patients and survivors. She recently spoke at the 2014 China Cancer Congress and the 2015 and 2017 World Cancer Congresses.

Dr. Waltke is the founder of the YouTube channel “The Recovery Room,” a platform of short positive, medically accurate educational videos for cancer patients and survivors. She too runs a video series for healthcare providers interested in cancer Rehab titled “Dr. Waltke’s Tip Jar.”

Dr. Waltke is a former Board Member of the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor, on the Specialization Academy of Content Experts and a is a founding and current board member of ABCD, Inc After Breast Cancer Diagnosis. Recent honors include the “2014 Article of the Year Award” from the Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews, the 2015 Academic Excellence and Leadership Award from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, and the 2015 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Education Recognition scholarship.


Can't attend in person?

This presentation will be available live at the Chapter Office or virtually via Zoom. If attending virtually, please indicate when you RSVP. 

You will have to download the free zoom platform to your PC, MAC, iOS, or Android to utilize its capabilities.  Plan to sign in at 6:00 pm and enter your name when prompted.

Follow the directions below and be ready for the program to begin at 6:15pm.

Topic: #THIRDTHURSDAY: Therapeutic Exercise, Manual Therapy and Modalities in Patients with Cancer
Time: Oct 17, 2019 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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    Meeting ID: 463 413 1429

We would love to see you! Come and join us at the Chapter Office in Naperville for a night of networking, professional development, and discussions with other physical therapy professionals.
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Effective beginning 2016, the IPTA will only award nonmembers CE certificates for participation during their first TWO free CE events (#THIRDTHURSDAY or Spotlight on Research).

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