No prior lymphedema certification is required!
This lecture is part of our Breast Cancer Rehabilitation course; if you have completed the BrCA Rehab course, this AWS lecture will be review for you.
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 this condition, common exercises, and treatment techniques to use in your practice.
Educational Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructional Method: Online/Distance Learning
AOTA Classifications: OT Process: Evaluation, Intervention, and Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- 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 utilize the three dimensions of soft-tissue mobilization.
- Identify exercise and stretching techniques of benefit to patients with AWS.
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.
NOTE: It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the skills acquired in this class are within their scope of practice.
To receive a Certificate of Completion, the student must be a licensed health care professional 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.