This course will describe the rationale and current research for preventative exercises during the radiotherapy period and will use a case-study approach to discuss evaluation and rehabilitation strategies in head and neck cancer patients with dysphagia following radiation therapy. This course is presented in partnership with Rush University.
Course created on July 28, 2015
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the current research supporting the use of prophylactic exercises during radiation therapy.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to complete a standardized clinical swallowing evaluation for H/N cancer patients.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the physiologic swallowing differences/dysfunctions common to head and neck cancer patients following radiation therapy.
- After this course, participants will be able to implement a dysphagia rehabilitation program for H/N cancer patients.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction and Overview|
|5-20 Minutes||Evidence-based research on prophylactic exercise|
|20-35 Minutes||Standardized clinical assessment|
|35-55 Minutes||Case studies/rehabilitation planning|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion, Q&A|
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Lisa LaGorio, PhD, MPH, CCC-SLP
Dr. LaGorio, PhD, MPH, CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. LaGorio completed a PhD in Rehabilitation Science and an MPH-Epidemiology at the University of Florida, College of Public Health and Health Professions. She is a medical SLP with more than 20 years’ experience working across the continuum of care, a teacher, NIH-funded researcher, and international lecturer on swallowing and swallowing disorders. Her current research is in the prevention and rehabilitation of dysphagia, particularly in head and neck cancer patients.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in partnership with Rush University Medical Center.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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