Axillary Web Syndrome

Axillary Web Syndrome (AWS), otherwise known as cording, is a very common sequella of breast cancer surgery. This lecture describes the clinical presentation of AWS, outlines possible causes, and recommends current therapeutic options for this condition.

Course Description

Axillary Web Syndrome (AWS), otherwise known as cording, is a very common sequella of breast cancer surgery. This lecture describes the clinical presentation of AWS, outlines possible causes, and recommends current therapeutic options for this condition. The course format includes numerous video segments of patients with AWS, common exercises, and treatment techniques to use in your practice.

Course Objectives

By engaging with the course, you will:

  • Identify the clinical presentation of AWS.
  • Identify the characteristics that make a patient more likely to develop AWS.
  • Assess patients with AWS and differentiate between the possible causes.
  • Define and utilise the three dimensions of soft tissue mobilisation.
  • Utilise a variety of exercise and stretching techniques on patients with AWS.

Registration and Access

Registration

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Within three to five business days of receiving your registration and payment, you will be sent your username, password, and instructions on how to access and navigate the online course. You will have 3 MONTHS of access to the online course, starting from the time you receive your username and password by email.

Please ensure you have a reliable internet connection when undertaking in the course work.

Instructor

Jodi Winicour, PT, CMT, CLT-LANA, graduated from Indiana University’s Physical Therapy program in 1993 and received her massage therapy certification in 1997 from Michigan’s Health Enrichment Center. Initially practicing general orthopedic physical therapy at Community Hospital East’s Outpatient Physical Therapy Department in Indianapolis, Indiana, she began specializing in the treatment of cancer patients in 1998 and lectured for the Physical Therapy Department of Indiana University.

Jodi was certified as an MLD/CDT Therapist by Klose Norton Training & Consulting in 1998. She received her CLT-LANA Certification in October, 2001.

In 2000 Jodi joined Cedars Sinai Medical Center where she worked to develop and expand the oncology and lymphedema program in Los Angeles for seven years. Since 2007 she has treated patients with lymphedema, cancer-related dysfunction, and orthopedic issues at Longmont United Hospital in Longmont, Colorado.

In addition to her work as a full-time clinician, Jodi has served as a class instructor for Klose Training & Consulting’s Lymphedema Therapy Certification course since 2000. She is also the author and instructor for one of Klose Training’s most successful continuing education courses, “Breast Cancer Rehabilitation.”

Jodi has taught and presented at courses and conferences across the United States and in Europe on the topics of lymphedema and breast cancer rehabilitation.

Prerequisites

This course is offered to all physiotherapists, occupational therapists, medical practitioners and registered nurses (Division 1).

Massage therapists must have a  Diploma of Remedial Massage (this is a minimum requirement) from a Registered Training Organisation listed with the National Training Information Service and may include qualifications that specify a primary modality such as ‘Diploma of Remedial Massage (Myotherapy). They must also have successfully completed a level 1 or equivalent lymphoedema course that is recognised by the Australasian Lymphology Association.

NOTE: It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the skills acquired in this class are within their scope of practice.

Price

The tuition for this online course is $113.85AUD (inc GST). The full amount is due upon registration.

Student Agreement

You are required to approve the Klose Training and Consultation and Lymphoedema Education Solutions Participant Agreement on registration for this course.

Online Quizz

To receive a Certificate of Completion, students must successfully complete an online quiz.

Certificate of Completion/Continuing Education Points

Upon completion of the course and successfully passing the quiz, the student will receive a Certificate of Completion verifying online course hours. The Axillary Web Syndrome online course offers 3.25 contact hours of online continuing education.