Understanding our connective tissue system (Level 1) Management of complaints after breast cancer treatment

When Apr 28, 2018 from 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Where Manchester
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This course will demonstrate how normal day to day function is changed by interference with the fascial and connective tissue anatomy. By understanding how various systems interlink to determine function, we can explore new and integrated strategies as a tool to relieve the post surgical and radiotherapy trauma following breast surgery including reconstruction. Participants will develop skills for assessment and treatment techniques which can be applied to most patients using an integrated approach.



Topics covered

  • The connective tissue
  • Evaluation of fascial movement
  • Anatomy of the upper body (including breast & outer layer of muscles)
  • Biomechanics of the shoulder
  • Fascial treatment principles & techniques
  • Touch grading and documentation
  • Contributors to complaints
  • Interference with fascia
  • Post mastectomy complaints
  • Treatment for dysfunction
  • Sequential evaluation



Target Audience

The course is aimed at physiotherapists & therapists working with breast cancer patients in oncology, women’s health, primary care and musculoskeletal settings.