Decreased shoulder range of motion and shoulder pain in the post breast cancer surgical population

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Online Continuing Education Course Objectives

Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy should be an integral part of treatment for post surgical breast cancer patients due to the nature of the side effects commonly encountered; decreased shoulder range of motion and post operative pain. This home study course will discuss the diagnosis and surgical treatments for breast cancer, the physiological cause(s) of these side effects, and the successful treatment for these debilitating conditions. Understanding the information provided in this course will assist the therapist in becoming a knowledgeable and vital part of the treatment team for breast cancer patients. A case study and quiz are provided to help summarize the information contained in this paper.

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Upon completion of this home study course, the participants will be able to:

  • Address two of the most common side effects from breast cancer surgeries: decreased shoulder range of motion and shoulder pain.
  • Explain the types of treatments for breast cancer in order to effectively understand the contraindications of the treatment intervention and there implications on rehabilitation.
  • Discuss cancer treatment decisions made by the patient and the physicians.
  • Understand the types of Breast Cancer Surgery and Shoulder Range of Motion Deficits.
  • Discuss post breast surgery shoulder pain and treatment for the Post-Surgical Breast Cancer Patient.



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Julia Osborne, PT, CLT-LANA graduated with a BSc. (Honors) in Physiotherapy from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. In her years of practice prior to specializing in oncology rehabilitation she gained extensive clinical experience in the treatment of Adult, Geriatric, and Pediatric patients in outpatient and inpatient settings. Her specialty areas, in addition to Oncology Rehabilitation, include Combined Decongestive Therapy, Chronic Pain Management, Advanced Manual Therapy Techniques, and Womans Health. She is certified in the management of Lymphedema. Over the past six years Julia has focused her career on the development of Oncology Rehabilitation in Physical Therapy. She has developed treatment protocols for post surgical and radiation care, symptom control, patient guidelines for prevention of onset of lymphedema and other secondary complications, and she has developed a lymphedema education & resource center for outpatients. Julia has also authored several course manuals for oncology rehabilitation. These include Clinical Model of Lymphedema Management for PTs, Oncology Rehabilitation Manual for PTs, Post Surgical and Post Radiation Management of Patients with Breast Cancer, and Cancer Survivorship, How can Physical Therapy Make a Difference? Julia is an Affiliate Faculty member of the Doctor Of Physical Therapy Program at Regis University and teaches an introductory oncology rehabilitation class to students. Public speaking has become a successful addition to Julias career. She has been a speaker at the APTA 2005 Spring Conference in Denver, CO; and at the Day of Caring 2005 and 2006 Conferences in Denver, CO. She has also conducted 3 and 5 day seminars in Oncology Rehabilitation for HealthOne Medical Centers, and Physiotherapy Associates. Professional groups to which Julia has presented include the American Mammography Annual Conferences, Radiation Oncology at Swedish Medical Center, Sally Jobe Breast Center Physician Conferences, and the Y-Me TeleConferences. Julia is frequently invited to speak at patient support groups and at community events in Denver.

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