A Comprehensive Understanding of Breast Cancer

Understand the Diagnosis and Identify the Side Effects

Develop a deeper understanding of the different types of breast cancer, the medical and surgical interventions, the side effects, and recovery care interventions in this introductory breast cancer rehabilitation course for physical and occupational therapists and assistants


Enrolled Therapists

7 CEUs Online

Board Approved



Who can take this course:

Approved for PT's, OT's, PTA’s and COTA’s

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 $229.00   $189.00

“A Comprehensive Understanding of Breast Cancer” is an introductory course for physical and occupational therapists and assistants who are interested in learning more about the breast cancer diagnosis, medical treatment and rehabilitation. Breast anatomy, breast cancer stages, pre and post operative medical treatments, and surgical interventions are just a few of the topics covered. The course will further define the treatable side effects and conditions that breast cancer survivors are faced with after the breast cancer is gone. This online course navigates you into the world of breast cancer so that can gain an understanding of this special population and come closer to becoming a cancer rehabilitation expert!

  • Understand breast cancer oncology:  etiology, diagnosis, types, medical treatment, surgical intervention, chemotherapy, radiation, and breast reconstruction.
  • Understand the role of the PT, PTA, OT, or COTA in breast cancer rehabilitation.
  • Identify the conditions and diagnoses appropriate for breast cancer rehabilitation.
  • Identify common side effects of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery and understand which conditions are common and do not require immediate medical attention and which conditions require physician referral.
  • Identify medical complications or side effects that require immediate medical attention.
  • Beginner

Michelle Rice, founder of “Conquer Breast Cancer”, is a physical therapist with twenty years of experience and specializes in breast cancer rehabilitation. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor Degree in Human and Organizational Development and received her Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami School of Medicine. She has extensive knowledge in manual therapies and incorporates craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, trigger point release, soft tissue mobilization, scar release, manual lymph drainage, yoga, breath control and relaxation techniques into her treatments. She is a certified lymphedema therapist and yoga instructor. She owns Preserva Therapy Group where she provides personalized outpatient therapy treatment to women and men on their path to recovery after cancer.

Michelle Rice MSPT, CLT, RYT

This course is offered to all PT, PTA, OT, and COTA. No prior lymphedema certification is required!

NOTE: This course is geared toward enhancing the practice and knowledge of Physical and Occupational Therapists and Assistants treating breast cancer patients.

  • At the end of your training, you will receive a current dated and signed certificate which should be displayed prominently in your office.
  • This course has been approved by the FPTA for 7CEUs, for both Physical Therapists and PTAs (FPTA approval #CE19-659393).
  • This course has been approved by the AOTA for 7CEUs, for both Occupational Therapists and COTAs (#CE20-659393).
  • Our Courses are CEBroker listed. CEUs will be automatically credited to your account within 15days after the course completion.
  • For the list of the other States Approval click HERE
  • Conquer Breast Cancer expects that you will adhere to the highest ethical standards of conduct and reserves the right to withdraw permission to display and market our certification if you misrepresent ConquerBreastCancer.org, its philosophy or its values.
  • Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.

Student Discount (contact us prior booking)

A 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. To get this discount when checking out online, use the code student99. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. Our team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).