Axillary Web Syndrome

This lecture is part of our Breast Cancer Rehabilitation course – if you have completed this course, this lecture will be review for you.

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.

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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 utilize the three dimensions of soft tissue mobilization.
  • Utilize a variety of exercise and stretching techniques on patients with AWS.

Upon registration and payment of the course fee, you will be emailed a Student Agreement within 3 business days. Once the Agreement is electronically signed by you and emailed back to Klose Training, a username and password for accessing the online course will be emailed to you within 3 business days. You will have 3 MONTHS of access to the online course from the time the access information is emailed to you.

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.

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