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.
- 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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