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Oncology & The Pelvic Floor: Live-Online – October 2023

Oncology & The Pelvic Floor: Live-Online – October 2023

Sarah Marshall
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This course will be recorded and all registrants will receive a link to access the course recording for a 2-week period following the course. Please mark on your registration form if you will not be attending live (and watching the recording instead) for attendance purposes.

Cancers in the pelvis account for a relatively large percentage of new diagnoses for both cis-males and females. Side effects can occur with any type of cancer treatment, whether that be surgical, radiation, or chemotherapy.The severity and type of side effects will depend on the specific area or organs effected, size of area treated, type and amount of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and overall health and co-morbidities.

Pelvic health physiotherapy is uniquely positioned to address symptoms of cancer treatment including urinary, bowel, and sexual dysfunction. This evidence-based course discusses a whole-person approach that can help improve the quality of life in this extremely under-serviced population.

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss different types of pelvic cancers.
  • Become familiar with the medical treatments for various pelvic cancers.
  • Understand the side effects of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.
  • Discuss various dilator protocols that are used after pelvic cancer/radiation.
  • Understand the evidence behind the role of physiotherapy as a multidisciplinary team member during and after cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Audience: This course is open to healthcare professionals

Prerequisites: Level 1 (or equivalent to be approved)

Please note: This course does NOT include internal palpation

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Oncology October 2023


One-day course on October 28, 2023, from 10:30 am-6:30 pm ET (Toronto). Please convert to your local time zone.


Sarah Marshall

Sarah holds a Master’s of Physiotherapy with Merit from Robert Gordon University, Scotland, and a Bachelor’s of Science with Honours from the University of Western Ontario.

Sarah became passionate about pelvic health physiotherapy after working in a health & fitness setting with women who were pregnant or post-partum. She has since dedicated her continued training and professional development to the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, including pelvic pain, urogenital dysfunction, pediatric pelvic floor dysfunction, and lactation-induced inflammation of the breast (mastitis or blocked ducts).

Sarah is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and its Women’s Health and Pain Science Divisions, as well the International Urogynecological Association and the International Pelvic Pain Society. Sarah practices at Advanced Pelvic Physiotherapy Centre in downtown Toronto, using a biopsychosocial approach to treating men, women, and children with pelvic floor dysfunction.



What people are saying

I would recommend this course to any therapist working with clients affected by cancer. The course content was thorough and up to date based on best practice standards for a number of different client populations. The group activities really helped to synthesize information, and the instructors (whose passion and knowledge are amazing) were engaging and facilitated great discussions. I feel confident in my new skills, and I can’t wait to implement them into practice!! Thank you, PHS for hosting another fantastic course!!

I was hesitant in signing up for an online course but am so glad that I did!! The instructors mastered the use of video conferencing and magically made it feel like we were all together in the same class space. The course content was presented in a way that was easy to follow, and the discussion felt really natural. This was an amazing value for the price – I am definitely registering for more online courses in the future!

– Kelsey D