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Prehabilitation Model of Care for the Patient with Breast Cancer

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Cancer Center / Oncology Rehabilitation

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Webinar Overview

Karen Hock and Cari Utendorf from The Ohio State University Comprehensive Breast Center have focused their effort on establishing and implementing a comprehensive prehabilitation model that includes a functional assessment as well as ongoing lymphedema surveillance. Join them as they discuss the efficacy of early-detection at OSU and share how a pre-operative assessment program can present opportunities to treat subclinical lymphedema, improving the quality of care delivered to patients.

Key Takeaways

  • Efficacy of a pre-habilitation model-of-care for lymphedema monitoring
  • Improve breast cancer patient quality care and a better quality of life for the patient
  • Clinical utility of SOZO for assessing secondary lymphedema

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Meet Our Presenters

Karen Hock, PT, MS, CLT-LANA

Karen Hock, PT, MS, CLT-LANA

Karen is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy and also a Master of Science degree. Karen has been a certified lymphedema therapist through the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) since 2005 and a member of the LANA Board of Directors since 2017. Oncology Rehabilitation has been her career focus and passion for over 30 years. Karen has authored several publications as well as the Venous and Lymphatic Disorders chapter for the physical therapy text Therapeutic Exercise. She is involved in several research projects focused on lymphedema and chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy. She is an adjunct instructor for The Ohio State University Physical Therapy program lecturing on oncology rehabilitation and lymphedema. Currently, Karen is the Associate Director of the James Ambulatory Oncology Rehabilitation Department at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

Cari Utendorf, PT, DPT, MBA, CLT-LANA

Cari Utendorf, PT, DPT, MBA, CLT-LANA

Cari’s passion for working with the oncology lymphedema population began during a clinical rotation with a certified lymphedema therapist. She began her professional career at The OSU Comprehensive Spine Center in 2011, where she treated patients post laminectomy, post discectomy, post lumbar fusion, patients with thoracic outlet syndrome, and Parsonage-Turner’s syndrome. She has been a Credentialed Clinical Instructor with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) since 2012 and is an APTA member. She transitioned to The Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center in 2013. She currently serves as Program Director for the developing OSU-CCC James Oncologic Physical Therapy Residency. Her clinical and research interests include lymphedema, shoulder dysfunction post-mastectomy, axillary web syndrome, and aromatase inhibitor arthralgia.

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