October 23, 2012: October is National Physical Therapy Month and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Although many consumers might not think of physical therapy and breast cancer treatment being related, in this interview a physical therapist describes why physical therapy is so important in a breast cancer treatment plan, not just eventually but early on. She also outlines the relationship between breast cancer and lymphedema and provides advice for those who might be at risk.
Read more about the physical therapist's treatment of lymphedema.
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Nicole Stout, PT, MPT, CLT-LANA, is senior rehabilitative practice leader for Kaiser Permanente’s mid-Atlantic region, the author of more than a dozen articles on cancer and lymphedema, and a member of APTA’s Board of Directors.