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.
This course is offered to all physiotherapists, occupational therapists, medical practitioners and registered nurses (Division 1).
Massage therapists must have a Diploma of Remedial Massage (this is a minimum requirement) from a Registered Training Organisation listed with the National Training Information Service and may include qualifications that specify a primary modality such as ‘Diploma of Remedial Massage (Myotherapy). They must also have successfully completed a level 1 or equivalent lymphoedema course that is recognised by the Australasian Lymphology Association.
NOTE: It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the skills acquired in this class are within their scope of practice.