Cancer Care: A Collaborative Approach

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Cancer Care: A Collaborative Approach

Prepare to upskill your therapy practice when working with the oncologic population!

This seminar provides an overview of many of the issues that hold back therapeutic treatment in the oncologic population.

Presented by two expert oncology therapists, with many years of experience and research in the field, this course discusses common fears, debunks myths related to treatment, and provides the participant with education to make informed decisions about the plan of care they design.  Useful ‘cheat sheets’, assessment tools, supplies and an extensive manual inform the package that is included with this practical and user-friendly seminar.

We have adapted this information to then be immediately applicable to the clinician working in the home, with tools and resources that can be used the next day!

Cancer Care- A Collaborative Approach: Course Schedule

This course is taught live: in-person and virtually; and also as a self-paced/independent option.

17:00-17:30: Introduction; Goals; Mythbusters

17:30-18:00: Cancer Concepts; Medical Mgmt

18:00-18:15: LAB- Vitals and Precautions

18:15-19:00: Common Cancers; Treatment- What to Expect; Rehabilitation; Precautions

19:00-19:15: LAB- Goal writing, Plan of Care dev.

19:15-20:00: Goals and Plan of Care; Resources; Conclusion

Cancer Care: A Collaborative Approach

What will you learn?

1. Identify the general patho-physiology of cancer, as well as the four most common cancers.

2. Differentiate the common treatments, expected side effects and reportable toxicities of each of these cancers.

3. Discuss common myths and fears related to cancer care and physical/occupational/speech therapy, dispel those myths and teach patients, caregivers and family members ways to cope with those fears through education.

4. Design or add to a care plan based on assessment finding, including goals related to the direction of care (i.e. curative, survivorship, end of life, palliative or hospice).

5. Differentiate ways in which the direction of care may change, and demonstrate clearly how to refine and update goals, insuring communication to the rest of the team.

6. Identify possible complications, emergencies requiring immediate action (oncologic emergencies) and what resources within the community are available.

What makes this course different?

Cancer Care for therapists and nurses is an under-discussed topic, and many clinicians feel uncomfortable providing treatment. However, this hands-on and dynamic seminar provides a thorough and efficient look through some common fears, debunks strategies and myths that have been holding treatment back, looks at usable and effective interventions, and brings the information to an easy-to-use level with excellent manuals, supplies, handouts, and tools developed by consultants at ARC. These copyrighted tools are included with course admission and will ensure that the information you learn can be translated back into practice the very next day.

ARC also provides thorough follow up post seminar, as it is our mission to provide practical education to the busy healthcare professional. An online support group that you will access after attending an ARC Seminar will give you support and continued education, as well as peer interaction and guidance for carrying out interventions and troubleshooting. ARC Consultants can also be reached for personal guidance and to make sure that your education is paying for itself.

Meet your presenters!

Brandis Johnson, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA graduated from Arcadia University with her doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2006. She has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient, and subacute rehab. She has been settled in outpatient rehabilitation since 2012. She became a certified lymphedema specialist in 2012, and received her lymphology of Association of North America (LANA) certification in 2014 . Brandis lectures at multiple universities in the Philadelphia area, as well as, at local and national conferences. Her focus includes oncology, lymphedema and pelvic floor dysfunction. ARC Seminars is delighted to add her as one of our presenters!

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Bio-Photo.jpgPia Leone PT, DPT, WCS, CLT received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of the Sciences in 2012. Pia completed the Good Shepherd Penn Partners Women’s Health Residency in Philadelphia, PA in 2013 which included her certification in Lymphedema (CLT) from The Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy. She obtained her Women’s Health Specialist Certification (WCS) from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2015. Pia is adjunct faculty for several physical therapy programs in the Philadelphia region. Her area of focus include pelvic floor dysfunction, pregnancy, low back/SI joint pain, lymphedema and cancer rehabilitation.


Disclosures: Financial- Brandis is reimbursed as presenters by ARC Seminars. Non-financial- Brandis has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Disclosures: Financial- Pia is reimbursed as presenters by ARC Seminars. Non-financial- Pia has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Who should attend?

    • Rehab Directors
    • Nurse Practitioners
    • Nurses
    • Physical Therapists
    • Physical Therapist Assistants
    • Occupational Therapists
    • Occupational Therapy Assistants
    • Speech and Language Pathologists

Testimonials and Photographs

I appreciate the handouts!

We see a lot of patients with Cancer in Home care. I appreciate the handouts! Will be helpful in practice


Yes! Proper treatment to all cancer patients

Realistic goals

I will use this information to set realistic goals for these patients with cancer

Praise for ‘Cancer Care’

"This topic was relevant: we are seeing an increase in number of patients undergoing treatment. I plan to use the modality cheat sheet"

…will impact my practice in home care…

It was an excellent course. It was an area I did not have much knowledge but it will impact my practice in home care.

Follow Up and Online Support

After you have attended the seminar, you will have access to an online community of other therapists and professionals for support and guidance in the development of your own, in-house program. The presenters at ARC Seminars will always be available to answer your questions and provide help with your work!

Contact us here to arrange an on-site consultation, or to seek support and assistance!

Relevant Disclosures:

This course is intended to educate the learner about therapeutic interventions and updated evidence regarding cancer care.

Financial- Brandis Johnson is compensated as an instructor by ARC Seminars.

Non-financial- Brandis has no non-financial conflicts of interest, or relevant disclosures.

Financial- Pia Leone is compensated as an instructor by ARC Seminars.

Non-financial- Pia has no non-financial conflicts of interest, or relevant disclosures.


We are committed to accessibility of education for all our learners, and have made every effort to make sure that all aspects of our courses are considered in order to ensure accessibility to all. However, if you require special accommodations, please contact Emily Cahalan at at least 7 days prior to course commencement, to ensure that your requirements are met.

Continuing Education Units/Professional Development Units

This seminar contains introductory level content.


Speech and Language Pathologists: ARC Seminars is an ASHA Approved Provider of Continuing Education. This course is offered for 0.35 ASHA CEUs.






Occupational Therapists: ARC Seminars is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, Approval number #000087. This course is offered for 0.35 AOTA Credits, #00002419





Physical Therapists: This program has been approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 3.5 Category 1 contact hour(s). Expiration Date: 02/18/2023.  Approval Number: CS110-2021-APTAKY.  Most other states will accept continuing education offerings that are approved by the APTA.

ARC Seminars is an California Board of Physical Therapy Approved Provider of Continuing Education.

Please contact us at for your specific state requirements.

Completion Requirements

In order to complete this course and receive continuing education units, the participant must:

  • Pay registration fee
  • Sign in and out on the course days on the attendee log
  • Keep camera on at all times (if attending virtually)
  • Complete the post-course evaluation


We at ARC Seminars are committed to bringing you the very best experience possible. 

If you wish to get a refund, or in the unlikely event of a cancellation, please review our Refunds & Cancellation policy.

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