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Oncology of the Pelvic Floor Level 1 - Seattle, WA - October 16-17, 2021

As a precaution against the spread of COVID19, this course will be offered in an entirely remote format. Reigstration in the remote course is availabe here.

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Price: $650.00 (Early Registrant Price $625.00)
Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 19 hours

There are over 15 million cancer survivors in the United States. As advancements in care and early diagnosis improves this is expected to increase to over 20 million survivors in the next 10 years. The continuum of care for patients with cancer ideally begins at diagnosis. The rehabilitation professional is an integral part of the oncology team that will work with the patient throughout treatment and into survivorship. In this two and a half day continuing education course, participants will learn topics that will prepare them to be part if the interdisciplinary oncology team. Topics will include the basics of cancer: terminology, staging, medical treatment, and the sequelae of these medical treatments.

The course will address issues that are commonly seen in a patient who has been diagnosed with cancer such as cardiotoxicity, peripheral neuropathy, and radiation fibrosis. Treatment techniques will be instructed throughout the course that will develop the participant’s clinical skills including manual techniques, exercise prescription, balance training, and specific taping techniques. Some holistic medicine topics, including yoga and mindfulness, will be discussed in order to fully prepare the participant to be able to competently work with cancer survivors.

Basics of the lymphatic system will be covered, as well as when to refer the patient to a lymphatic specialist for further treatment. Red flags and warning symptoms will be discussed so the participant feels comfortable with knowing when to refer the patient back to their medical provider for further assessment.

This course is the first in a series. The two follow-on courses will address in-depth pelvic cancers. This introductory course is aimed to get the participant comfortable with working with oncology patients and as part of an interdisciplinary oncology team. Certified Lympathic Therpaists may skip this course and move on to the level Oncolgoy Level 2A and Level 2B courses.


This continuing education seminar is targeted to physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapist assistants, registered nurses, nurse midwives, and other rehabilitation professionals. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Physical therapy continuing education courses should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.




Following the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

1. Describe components of the Commission on Cancer’s guidelines for rehabilitation programs.
2. Correctly articulate common terminology used in oncology medical care such as biopsy, margins, tumor markers, metastatic, in-situ, benign, and remission among others.
3. Describe oncological staging systems used medicine.
4. Describe medical treatment options for cancer patients.
5. Describe common sequelae patients can suffer from due to medical treatment for cancer.
6. Demonstrate manual techniques for fibrotic and adhered tissues in a safe and gentle manner.
7. Appraise symptoms and recognize red flags for cancer patients, and be aware of when to immediately refer the patient back to medical provider.
8. Analyze a case study and develop plan of care for rehabilitation including treatment techniques and home program recommendations.
9. Develop appropriate exercise progressions for patients suffering from sequelae of cancer treatment such as cardiotoxicity, and peripheral neuropathy.

Day One:

3:30 Registration
4:00 Introductions, goals, objectives
4:30 The language of cancer
5:30 Break
5:45 Treatment of Cancer
6:45 Lab1: Abdominal techniques following surgery
7:45 Lymphatic anatomy and physiology
8:30 Adjourn/ post test day 1

Day Two:

8:00 Review and questions from day 1
8:15 Side effects of cancer treatment
9:15 Lab 2: Working with scar tissue, and adhesions/fibrosis
10:15 Treatment of specific side effects of cancer
11:15 Lab 3: Balance lab
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Outcome measures, safety considerations, contraindications
2:00 The stressors of cancer
3:00 Break
3:15 Lab 4: Working with the trunk and rib cage
4:15 Nutrition and cancer
5:00 Day 2 post test
5:15 Adjourn

Day Three:

8:00 Review and questions from day 2
8:15 Lymphedema
9:15 Lab 5: Basic lymphedema skills
10:15 Break
10:30 Medium to long term sequelae of cancer treatment
11:45Yoga for cancer
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Lab 6 Yoga for cancer
2:30 Cancers connections
3:30 Break
3:45 Mindfulness and self care
4:30 Review
4:45 Adjourn

 NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
Course Location

The Everett Clinic

7600 Evergreen Way
Everett, WA 98203
Recommended Lodging

Silver Cloud Inns & Hotels

718 Front St
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Nearest Airport

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Airport Code: SEA

17801 International Blvd
Seattle, WA 98158


Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location: (click here if no map appears below)

Instructors - Sides

Amy Sides, DPT, CLT-LANA

Amy Sides, DPT, CLT-LANA

Amy Sides, DPT, CLT-LANA has been a physical therapist since 2001 when she received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. She has experience in a variety of settings including pediatrics, acute care, and orthopedic/manual therapy. In 2009 she joined Centura Health Center for Therapy at Parker Adventist Hospital, where she had the opportunity to pursue her interest in women’s health physical therapy. Her treatment focus included bladder dysfunction, pregnancy/post-partum, pelvic ring instability, pelvic pain, utilization of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging, and breast cancer rehab.

Along her journey in treating women’s health she developed a passion for oncology and lymphedema rehabilitation. In 2014 she became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT), followed by certification in lymphedema by the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) in 2017. She currently specializes in oncology rehabilitation, treating the side effects of a variety of cancer diagnoses. She provides community education at support groups, community lectures and hospital-based education programs. She is active in attending bi-monthly Tumor Boards and Breast Cancer Conferences, and is a member of the Cancer Committee and Breast Program Leadership Board at Parker Adventist Hospital. Amy completed a Quality-Improvement Study for the Cancer Committee highlighting the benefits of implementing the Prospective Surveillance Model of Care for breast cancer patients, and has been dedicated to program development of a multi-disciplinary, comprehensive oncology rehabilitation program.

Amy lives in the Denver metro area with her husband and three children. She enjoys spending time with them in the mountains camping, hiking, mountain biking and skiing.

Instructors - Allen

Tina Allen, PT, PRPC, BCB-PMD

Tina Allen, PT, BCB-PMD, PRPC

Tina Allen, PT, PRPC, BCB-PMD has been a physical therapist since 1993. She received her PT degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her initial five years in practice focused on acute care, trauma, and outpatient orthopedic physical therapy at Loyola Medical Center in Illinois. Tina moved to Seattle in 1997 and focused her practice in Pelvic Health. Since then she has focused her treatment on the care of all genders throughout their life spans with bladder/bowel dysfunction, pelvic pain syndromes, pregnancy/ postpartum, lymphedema, and cancer recovery.

Tina’s practice is at the University of Washington Medical Center in the Urology/Urogynecology Clinic where she treats along side physicians and educates medical residents in how pelvic rehab interventions will assist clients. She presents at medical and patient conferences on topics such as pelvic pain, continence, and lymphedema. Tina has been faculty at Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute since 2006. She was the physical therapist provider for the University of Washington on a LURN Multi-Center study for Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome treatment with physical therapy techniques. Tina was also a co-investigator for a content package on pain education for the NIDA/NIH on treatment of pelvic pain.

Outside work Tina enjoys spending time with her husband, hiking, traveling, reading and meditation.

Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.

Multi-Course Discount

This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.

Group Discount

This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.

Student Discount

This 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 Student2021. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. The H&W admin team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).

First-Time Registrant Discount

This $50.00 discount is available to any therapist who has never before taken a Herman & Wallace course (no previous registrations) and can be used towards the registrant's first Herman & Wallace course (not applicable to Pelvic Floor Level 1/2A/2B or Capstone).

To apply this discount, please use the code FirstTimer2020 during check out. (H&W will check records to verify past attendance.)

Referral Credit/Discount

Any therapist who has already taken a Herman & Wallace course will earn a $50.00 "referral credit" if:

1. A therapist who has never taken a Herman & Wallace course successfully registers for his or her first course(s); AND
2. In the registration process, the first-time registrant gives the name and clinic/hospital of the therapist who referred them to Herman & Wallace.

A therapist who has earned a $50.00 "referral credit" may use this credit toward any course that is eligible for a "referral discount".

Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

Any therapist who completes a qualifying guest blog post on the Herman & Wallace blog will earn a $50.00 "guest blogger credit". This credit may be applied toward any course eligible for a "guest blogger discount".