Oncology Rehab Partners and CIAO Announce Partnership
Oncology Rehab Partners is pleased to announce a partnership with Career Improvement & Advancement Opportunities (CIAO). The STAR Program® Certification will now be a part of CIAO’s continuing education courses offered to therapists.
CIAO, established in 1999, provides affordable, quality continuing education courses that enhance rehabilitation therapists’ marketability and skills, ultimately benefiting patients. CIAO’s courses and services provide a network that facilitates personal, clinical, and
professional support. CIAO is owned by Lesley Mateer, M.A. CCC-SLP, who left direct patient care to create a company dedicated to taking care of therapists.
Making the STAR Program Certification available through CIAO will allow more rehabilitation professionals to be trained in evidence-based cancer rehabilitation and in return, more cancer survivors throughout the country will receive first-rate rehabilitation services. “Our mission is to offer rehabilitation professionals quality education and
development, like the STAR Program Certification, to enhance their patient care,” said Ms. Mateer. “We are proud to add the STAR Program Certification to our course offerings.”
Oncology Rehab Partners’ unparalleled STAR Program Certification is a model of oncology rehabilitation service delivery, based on conventional medicine. From education and training to evaluation and treatment protocols, the program gives clinicians the tools to deliver best practices rehabilitation services to cancer survivors suffering the side effects and aftereffects of treatments—and these services are typically covered by health insurance. “Our partnership with CIAO is incredibly exciting, as it will provide current
and future STAR Certified™ Clinicians the opportunity to obtain CEUs in their discipline,” said Diane Stokes, MBA, cofounder of Oncology Rehab Partners. “It’s a big step towards ensuring that all cancer survivors receive quality cancer rehabilitation.”
For more information on Oncology Rehab Partners and CIAO, please contact 508.393.4600.