Course

Advanced Training Practices for an Oncology Clientele

This course is only available in French.

One in two Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime. Currently, the survival rate is improving considerably, while the impact of the disease and treatments remains significant. As a health or physical activity professional, there is a high probability that you will have to deal with this type of clientele several times during your career. Cancer causes specific conditions and physical changes that are inevitable for the diagnosed person. Each of these conditions requires special attention and specific exercise prescriptions that will allow the patient to achieve a better quality of life and better physical and psychological health.

It is well known that physical activity brings many benefits to a patient. This training provides turnkey tools to develop safe and nuanced reflexes to guide physical activity interventions for a person diagnosed with cancer. This training provides a solid foundation in the field of oncology that will allow you to apply the evidence to your practice. You will learn to simplify and personalize a physical activity and wellness intervention to create excellence in prescribing training to your clients. This training will provide participants with an overview of the latest scientific evidence, including the latest physical activity updates, and the ability to maintain this population active throughout the disease trajectory, from diagnosis to post-treatment. This training will allow you to be inspired to create training plans, and to be solid and confident regardless of the context of intervention with an oncology clientele.

Objectives:

  1. Learn About Cancer Pathology – Epidemiology and Pathophysiology.
  2. Become familiar with the different treatments, types of surgery, and associated side effects.
  3. Know the benefits of physical activity for a person presenting with cancer.
  4. Know the trajectory of cancer patients, the physical activity continuum, and the latest guidelines.
  5. Understand the physical activity and wellness needs of people presenting with cancer.
  6. Obtain tools to follow the client presenting with cancer for as long as possible according to the stage of the disease and type of cancer.
  7. Assess the physical condition of a person presenting with cancer and identify appropriate measurement tools.
  8. Customize guidelines for physical activity intervention for each cancer profile.
  9. Be able to intervene safely and adapt optimal exercise planning in accordance with the most recent scientific evidence.

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