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Physiotherapy for Lymphedema, Cancer Rehab & Sports.
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Course: Breast Cancer Rehabilitation For Physiotherapists


Patient’s perspectives

Patient perspectives on breast cancer treatment side effects and the prospective surveillance model for physical rehabilitation for women with breast cancer. JM Binkley, SR Harris, PK Levangie, M Pearl… – Cancer, 2012 – Wiley Online Library

The Gold Standard/Future Model for Breast Cancer Rehabilitation

A prospective surveillance model for rehabilitation for women with breast cancer
NL Stout, JM Binkley, KH Schmitz, K Andrews… – Cancer, 2012 – Wiley Online Library

Early physio prevents lymphedema

Effectiveness of early physiotherapy to prevent lymphoedema after …
BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 13 January 2010) Cite this as: BMJ … María Torres Lacomba,

Preoperative assessment enables the early diagnosis and successful treatment of lymphedema
NL Stout Gergich, LA Pfalzer, C McGarvey, B Springer… – Cancer, 2008 – Wiley Online Library

Measuring arm lymphedema

Reliability and Validity of Arm Volume Measurements for …
Reliability and Validity of Arm Volume Measurements for Assessment of … Arm lymphedema following breast cancer surgery is a continuing problem. … [Taylor R, Jayasinghe UW, Koelmeyer L, et al. Reliability … Phys Ther. 2006;86:205–214

Cancer Related Fatigue
Cancer‐related fatigue AM Berger, LH Gerber, DK Mayer – Cancer, 2012 – Wiley Online Library
Cardiac Toxicity
Cardiac toxicity in breast cancer survivors: review of potential cardiac problems
BRJH Bird, SM Swain – Clinical Cancer Research, 2008 – AACR

A prospective model of care for breast cancer rehabilitation: bone health and arthralgias KM Winters‐Stone, AL Schwartz, SC Hayes… – Cancer, 2012 – Wiley Online Library

Exercise effects on bone mineral density in women with breast cancer receiving adjuvant chemotherapy AL Schwartz, K Winters-Stone… – Oncology nursing forum, 2007 –

Effects of tamoxifen on bone mineral density in postmenopausal women with breast cancer RR Love, RB Mazess, HS Barden… – … England Journal of …, 1992 – Mass Medical Soc

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy S Quasthoff, HP Hartung – Journal of neurology, 2002 – Springer


Effect of exercise on biomarkers, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and depressive symptoms in older women with breast cancer receiving hormonal therapy.
JK Payne, J Held, J Thorpe… – Oncology nursing forum, 2008 –

Effects of supervised exercise training on cardiopulmonary function and fatigue in breast cancer survivors during and after treatment
CM Schneider, CC Hsieh, LK Sprod, SD Carter… – Cancer, 2007 – Wiley Online Library

Effects of Pilates exercises on shoulder range of motion, pain, mood, and upper-extremity function in women living with breast cancer: a pilot study
KS Keays, SR Harris, JM Lucyshyn… – Physical …, 2008 –

Do yoga and aerobic exercise training have impact on functional capacity, fatigue, peripheral muscle strength, and quality of life in breast cancer survivors?
NV Yağlı, G Şener, H Arıkan, M Sağlam… – Integrative cancer …, 2015 –

Implementing the Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Survivors
Kathleen Y. Wolin, ScD, Anna L. Schwartz, PhD, Charles E. Matthews, PhD, Kerry S. Courneya, PhD, and Kathryn H. Schmit