Events

VIRTUAL - Understanding Lymphedema & Therapies, led by PT Amber Chewning

When: 6/7/2022 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM


Understanding Lymphedema & Therapies

VIRTUAL Session begins at 5:30 PM 
Please register above in order to receive the link to join the program.

 

Session Description:  

Lymphedema is swelling caused by a build-up of fluid in the body's tissues, and can develop after breast cancer surgery or radiation. This session, led by Physical Therapist Amber Chewning of Novant Health Weisiger Cancer Institute, will help you understand lymphedema and treatments. Amber will provide an overview of lymphedema in breast cancer and how physical therapy can help.

NOTE: This session will be delivered online using Zoom.  You can participate using your computer, smartphone, or tablet.  There is no cost involved or software to load.   All you need is the meeting link and password, which we will provide via email confirmation when you register above (using the button at the top of this session description).   We suggest using the provided meeting link a few minutes prior to the start time of the session.    If you don't receive a confirmation email from us within an hour of registering, please check your SPAM folder

Speaker Bio:

Amber Chewning, DPT, PT, CLT (certified lymphedema therapist) was born in Wilmington, NC, and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received her degree in Movement Science. She continued at Duke University to obtain her doctorate in Physical Therapy with a focus in Women's Health. She has served as a lead physical therapist at MD Anderson Cancer Center and participated in several research initiatives to standardize Best Practice for breast cancer survivors. She has advanced training in lymphedema, pelvic health, dry needling, and myofascial release.


Contact CBF for more details:
Email: cbf @carolinabreastfriends.org
Location Phone: 704-370-7773

 

Pink House Disclaimer
Programs at Carolina Breast Friends should not be used as a substitute for any treatment. Sessions are intended to provide community and general support for breast cancer survivors. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult your doctor if you are in any way concerned about activities that are part of an offered program.

 
 

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