Breast Cancer Rehabilitation

This course provides physiotherapists with essential knowledge of outpatient therapeutic approaches in breast cancer care. A comprehensive review of current diagnostic, surgical, radiation, reconstructive and medical oncologic management for breast cancer is included. Special attention is given to the evaluation, differential diagnosis, and treatment of axillary web syndrome (cording) and postural and scapular dysfunction as well as upper-quadrant soft-tissue changes following breast cancer surgery and radiation therapy. An up-to-date review of recent research findings regarding breast cancer-related lymphedema is presented.

Educational Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Instructional Method: Online/Distance Learning

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognise the different types of breast cancers and their treatments: Diagnostic procedures and staging; Surgical procedures; Oncologic treatment;
  • Radiation oncologic treatments; Reconstructive procedures
  • Identify common sequelae and side effects of breast cancer treatments.
  • Identify techniques for evaluating, determining the differential diagnosis of, and treating patients with axillary web syndrome, upper quarter soft tissue dysfunction, and postural and scapular dysfunction following breast cancer treatments.
  • Execute soft-tissue mobilisation techniques appropriate for facilitation of improved range of motion of the upper extremities and resolution of soft tissue adhesions.
  • Convey basic information regarding lymphedema and infection-prevention techniques to help educate breast cancer patients.
  • Identify the benefits of exercise for breast cancer patients.
  • Identify the stages of tissue healing and when to adjust the treatment of a breast cancer patient based on their stage of tissue healing.

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 orthopaedic physical therapy at Community Hospital East’s Outpatient Physical Therapy Department in Indianapolis, Indiana, she began specialising 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 orthopaedic 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 open to Physiotherapists.

Lymphoedema Education Solutions (LES) has reviewed this course. LES has found that this course is delivered by a Physical Therapist who demonstrates physiotherapy assessment and management techniques that require, as a prerequisite, undergraduate level practical skills in shoulder assessment and treatment. This is essential to maintain the safety and appropriateness of treatment for the individual.

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

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

This course totals 16 contact hours.

To receive a Certificate of Completion, the student must be a registered physiotherapist and watch all video portions of the course, pass an online quiz with a score of 80% or better, and return the required documents specified in the course. The Certificate will then be emailed to the student.

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.

Price

The tuition for this online course is $450AUD (inc GST). The full amount is due upon registration.