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Ep. 86 – 4 OncoPT Tips for Staying Sane

As OncoPTs, we want what’s best for our patients. We’ll do whatever it takes to care for our patients, giving 100% to serve. But we can’t do that if we’re empty, worn out, burned, out, tired, stressed, & frustrated. Well, those have pretty much been my theme song during these past 4 months.

So what do we do to take care of ourselves in order to take better care of our patients? In this episode, we’re going over 4 strategies to help you take care of you.

  1. Take care of your body.
  2. Take care of your soul/spirit/heart.
  3. Take care of your mind.
  4. Remember why you are doing this in the first place.

Cancer Rehab Austin FREE Classes

“I know that the past few months have been harder on me than any previous in my career as a lymphedema and oncology specialized PT. It is important that we do not neglect our own self care during these extremely stressful times. I wanted to reach out to you and let you know that my clinic (Cancer Rehab and Integrative Medicine) offers free virtual weekly classes not only to cancer survivors and thrivers but also caregivers. So I would love it if you took advantage as caregivers yourselves of these offerings, so you can refill your cup and continue to be healthy and at your best for our cancer community. Our classes include Hatha Yoga, Yoga Nidra (meditation), Restorative Yoga, Pilates, and Cardio/Fitness at an appropriate level and with modifications to be suitable for anyone and everyone. I take as many of these classes as my schedule allows and would love for you to join if you would like. Feel free to let your patients know about these offerings as well of course. But my intention with this email is to reach out to fellow healthcare workers and colleagues to help minimize our fatigue, burnout, and stress. Please share this resource with any of your colleagues you feel may benefit. Here is our class schedule (all times are CST) and classes are via Zoom. They truly are 100% free as we receive our funding through donations. www.cancerrehabaustin.com/news

Angela Wicker-Ramos

Continuing Education Opportunity: Survivorship Solutions Clinical Competencies Course!

One of the ways I’ve been keeping my mind active (& off the craziness) is by throwing myself into online education: CEUs, webinars, chats with colleagues, & Facebook lives galore! I’ve started working through the Survivorship Solutions Clinical Competencies in Interdisciplinary Cancer Rehabilitation, & it is blowing my socks off!

Jillian Schmitt & Kristin Carroll of Survivorship Solutions have worked tirelessly for the past THREE years to bring revolutionary oncology rehab education to the table. This comprehensive, multi-disciplinary oncology rehabilitation course is advancing the knowledge of PTs, OTs, speech therapists, RNs, physicians, registered dietitans, & more – working to create a competent oncology rehabilitation workforce so desperately needed. If you’re ready to be competent & feel confident in your OncoPT career, the Survivorship Solutions Clinical Competencies in Interdisciplinary Cancer Rehabilitation is exactly what you need.

As a listener of the podcast you get a special pricing for this course. When you use the code ONCOPT to register for this course, you’ll get the special introductory price of $397 for 26 hours of continuing education, taught by our industry’s experts (including Mary Lou Galantino, Nicole Stout, Lou James, & Karen Wonders, just to name a few). Register here!

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