HSCT is Rough: Here’s How to Make Rehab Work

Cancer & its treatments cause tremendous side effects that patients deal with both acutely & in the long-run.  

Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) is perhaps one of the most brutal treatments a person can undergo.  As Dr. Palazzo puts it, it’s like taking patients to the brink of death & bringing them back – intense, right?

The amazing news is: these patients can really benefit from cancer rehab services.  But actually implementing cancer rehab into the oncology continuum of care for HSCT patients has been really difficult…until now.

Drs. Mia Palazzo, Galen Schram, & Jenna DeSimone lay out exactly how they’ve implemented rehab from diagnosis & beyond for their patients undergoing HSCT.

You definitely don’t want to miss this interview (& their CSM session) if you’re struggling to implement cancer rehab in your setting, no matter the diagnoses or impairments you treat!

These speakers have curated the information for both the practicing clinician (in every setting) & those in leadership roles.  The most important thing is to meet the patient where they’re at, then applying your knowledge to their specific circumstances.  

Check out their APTA-CSM 2023 session, Implementing a Comprehensive Rehabilitation Program for Patients Undergoing Stem Cell Transplant in a Healthcare System, happening on Friday, February 24, 2023.

Until next time, this is Elise with TheOncoPT. And remember you are exactly the physical therapist that your patients with cancer need. So let’s get to work.

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