Certified Mentor

The purpose of the “Mentor Certification” online course is to equip you with a deeper understanding of breast cancer in its entirety so that you can guide yourself and other breast cancer survivors on an optimal road to recovery. The course reviews the many types of breast cancer, the stages of breast cancer, and the medical treatment of breast cancer. Potential side effects are detailed so you can recognize and seek proper treatment promptly to minimize or prevent dysfunction caused by non treatment during recovery. Radiation fibrosis, radiation induced brachial plexopathy, chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy, axilla web syndrome, lymphedema, scar tissue adhesions, myofascial pain syndrome, post mastectomy pain syndrome, phantom breast syndrome, breast implant problems, hypersensitivity, and frozen shoulder are just some of the side effects explained.

Who should consider this program?

If you have had breast cancer this course is for you. If you have experienced pain, swelling or stiffness after surgery, this course if for you. If you want to be proactive in your post cancer care and learn ways to recognize and prevent the side effects from creeping into your life, this course is for you. If you are a caregiver and want to learn more to prevent the side effects so you can help encourage and support a cancer survivor, this course is for you. If you want to empower yourself, prevent and conquer the side effects of breast cancer, we’ve got your back!

You Will be Able to:

  1. Identify and understand breast cancer types, prevalence, medical and surgical interventions during the treatment phase to eradicate the cancer.
  2. Identify medical conditions that can arise after the treatment phase and during the recovery phase.
  3. Understand and identify which conditions can be improved with physical therapy intervention including but not limited to: Radiation fibrosis syndrome, Post mastectomy pain syndrome, Phantom breast syndrome, Lymphedema of the arm, axilla, breast and/or trunk, Shoulder pain, Frozen shoulder, Neck pain and stiffness, Impingement syndrome, Neuropathy, Hypersensitivity, Chemo brain and lymphedema , axilla cording, scar tissue and fascia adhesions, myofascial pain syndrome, muscle weakness.
  4. Recognize other side effects during the recovery phase and understand which medical professional or intervention is needed.
  5. Develop a concept of a team approach during the recovery phase which includes physicians, physical and occupational therapists, mental health professionals, nutritionists and dietitian, and a social support system.
  6. Understand special considerations, do’s and don’t s post breast cancer.
  7. Empower yourself during your own journey to recognize potential harmful side effects and know the right medical professional to contact
  8. Become a certified mentor to empower and guide breast cancer survivors and make a difference in the lives of others.

Certification

  • At the end of your training, you will receive a current dated and signed certificate which should be displayed prominently in your office.
  • 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.
  • Certification entitles you to provide our educational information but does not certify in any way your therapeutic skills.
  • This course does not serve to offer specific medical advice regarding the medical treatment of your cancer. It is always recommended to follow up with your oncologist for specific questions about your condition and medical course of treatment. This course is meant to broaden your scope of awareness regarding potential side effects that can develop after medical intervention so you can seek proper treatment intervention or guide other survivors for an improved quality of life.
  • I. Module One: Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Medical Treatment
  • II. Module Two: Breast Cancer Rehabilitation and the Physical Side Effects
  • III. Module Three: Acute Medical Complications, Nutritional Considerations, Emotional Side Effects and the Path to Mentorship

Instructor

Admin bar avatar Michelle Rice

This course will coming soon..