Breast Cancer Rehabilitation & Wellness Online Summit
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Day 1

Dr Michael Stubblefield, a leading international cancer rehab physician, explains how cancer rehab is being built within Select medical loctations, USA

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Dr Emilia Dauway, a leading surgical oncologist, explains how she uses Yoga mindfulness and practice to guide her care and choices for breast cancer survivors.

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Amy Camie, a certified clinical musician, and professional harpist shares the life lessons she values after her cancer experiences. Her book and CD are available for purchase.

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Dr Julie Baartz, a Medical Practioner explains how her cording was missed and dismissed. Dr Julie believes that people after breast cancer need to be self-advocates for their rehab care: if it''s not right, ask for trained health professional help.

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Day 2

Pulling back after cancer? Cancer rehab should be more available. Mackenzie Pergolotti, explains why it is important to build capacity not pull back.

Mackenzi Pergolotti, Ph.D., OTR/L is the director of research at ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation and an adjunct professor at Colorado State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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David Dashinger and his wife Tamara Green describe how they decided to engage in an epic journey after his Stage 4 cancer diagnosis.

Their Loving Meditations app and waiting room TV streaming are available ( free and purchase options)

David's Book: Live Calm with Cancer is at his website aswell.

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Tram Flap breast reconstruction is big surgery and may require rehab to manage pain and movement issues.

Denise Stewart, private OT, uses a single case to demonstrate how good assessments can guide treatment and outcomes.

Breast cancer survivor services ( face to face and online) and health professional training are available

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Maria Natera, a massage therapist, shows the location of muscles that can get tight after mastectomy.

Tight muscles can cause pain at the back of the shoulder and neck; it is worth understanding that the front muscles and scar may need attention. The sensation of pain and tightness may be less in the chest area but needs to be addressed.

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Day 3

Leslie Waltke, a physical therapist (PHD), has been advocating cancer rehab for three decades. Hear how having a trained cancer therapist should be on your team right from the start after a breast cancer diagnosis.

Connect for health professional training.

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Amber Trevino, cancer trained physical therapist, speaks about how new treatments are being used by physical therapists, to manage the numbness or sensitivity people get from some chemo drugs.

Amber Trevino works as a clinician, educator, and advocates for cancer rehabilitation services in Texas.

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Dr Robin Dilley, psychologist, and breast cancer survivor offers three ways to journal your breast cancer experience to establish a record of events and feelings.

Dr Robin offers online consultations, coaching, and books ;

 ABC for breast cancer survivors.

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Clare Anvar, a massage therapist and lymphoedema therapist shows how she tapes for a variety of impairments; seroma, scar tissue, rounded shoulder and pain, and lymphoedema.

Connect with Clare for clinical consultations: Kent, UK.

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Day 4

Getting more oxygen to these tissues is helping to reduce the side -effect experience and improve quality of life. Hear some of the research-based evidence that will keep people on their aromatase inhibitors for 10 years.

Jessica Bertram, a ReVital (tm)  physical therapist, Texas, USA

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Melanie Weller, physical therapist, understands body alignment and how misalignment can affect the vagus nerve. This nerve is important for gut function and much, much more. Experience the use of breathing deeply using "unwind" exercises, which in turn can decompress the vagus nerve.

Online training and coaching. Sign up at Melanie's website to receive the exercise pdf. 

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Naomi Aaronson, occupational therapist, and Pilates instructor explains the background to Pilates and guides you to use a pilates breath pattern.

Naomi is a co-author of the book- Pilates for Breast Cancer Survivors.

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Amy  Tyler, an oncology massage therapist describes the difference between different massage therapies, so you can better navigate finding the right therapist for you.

Hear the latest research of how hand massage can help with the sensory changes in the hands associated with some cancer meds.

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Day 5

Kelley Mondesire, a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, explains how photobiomodulation has been used in her practice to treat the hypersensitivity pain, the side effect of some anti-cancer medications. 

Connect for consultations and research collaboration.

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David Blow, a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, and neuromuscular taping instructor demonstrates his method of taping for sensation changes, swelling and skin movement after a mastectomy.

Connect for training and research collaboration.

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Marci Javril, Yoga and movement instructor, therapist  and coach demonstrates her gentle hands-on techniques called Melting Touch Method¬©, you can use these light-touch methods on healed skin when it is feeling tight.

Marci is a clinician, a trainer and an author. Connect at her website.

My apologies for the internet quality between the USA and Brisbane on this day, but the instruction is worth viewing.

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Day 6

Naomi Aaronson, an occupational therapist, and Pilates instructor guides you through some Pilates exercises. She explains how these can be adapted to sitting, standing or lying down.

Her book of Pilates exercises is available to purchase in hard copy.

Naomi apologies for her movement- she is used to moving in class, not sitting at a video.screen

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Susannah Haarmann, a physical therapist and pelvic floor + breast cancer rehab educator catches us up on the resources she has developed for therapists in her Breast Book. 

She outlines her project for 2020 - Kick Pink, a new service to better support breast cancer survivors looking for online education and support better recovery.

Connect to purchase the online book or collaborate with the international online resource of Kick Pink.

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Music explains why we connect or disconnect with some things.

Amy Camie, a certified clinical musician, and professional harpist demonstrates how we respond to different situations; human resonance can be seen in music and vibration. Understanding resonance can help in our day to day life.

Connect for "The Magic Mirror" CD purchase and affiliate program

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Why am I so tired?

Jo Muirhead, a rehabilitation counselor, has developed training programs for people to know and manage their cancer-related fatigue. Beat the boom and bust cycle by knowing which tasks  are important, which tasks can be passed on and which tasks drain the energy bank more than others.

Connect with Jo for consultation and training.

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Day 7

Emad Besher a physical therapist in Qatar speaks about how his therapy team constructed a multidisciplinary team (MDT) model of care for breast cancer survivors.

He offers great strategies to use in a hospital cancer care system.

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Kiti Rolle- Adderley, a physical therapist and trained in lymphodema care and nutrition examines more deeply how people can identify symptoms that may reflect poor lymphatic health and then strategies to bring about change.

Knowing more about how your body works, means that you can shoose to take action.

Connect at Kiti's website and to be on her mailing list for the first EVER Lymphoedema Summit.

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Cynthia Shechter combined her OT hand therapy skills with lymphoedema training to develop her breast cancer rehab practice - which she claims is not a black or white approach, but grey. 

Medical literature would use a more technical term -  personalized  care.

Hear Cynthia's reasoning for her 100% approach to find breast cancer rehab solutions that work best for the individual.

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Denise Stewart, OT and breast cancer rehab trainer delves deep into the anatomy of the serratus anterior muscle.  When it is in NOT good working order it may be responsible for pain at deep breathing, uncomfortable sleep and not being able to wear a bra, because of pain

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