Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

5-2015

Publication Source

Physiotherapy

Abstract

Presentation at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress, held May 1-4, 2015, in Singapore.

Background: The Scapular Flip test was designed to screen for spinal accessory nerve palsy. The spinal accessory nerve can be damaged in breast cancer surgery and treatment, resulting in scapular dyskinesis and upper limb (UL) impairment in women with breast cancer (BC). This test could be useful to screen for UL impairment in BC.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe shoulder impairments as defined by a positive Flip Test in a group of women with BC at baseline, 1-3 months, and 12+ months post-operatively, as compared to healthy control participants.

Inclusive pages

eS1201-eS1202

ISBN/ISSN

0031-9406

Document Version

Postprint

Comments

The item available for download is the authors' accepted manuscript. The version of record may contain minor differences that have come about in the copy editing and layout processes. View the version of record online or in an academic library. Permission documentation is on file.

Citation information: Physiotherapy, Volume 101, Supplement 1, May 2015. World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress 2015 Abstracts, Singapore, 1-4 May 2015.

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Publisher

Australian Physiotherapy Association

Volume

101

Issue

Supplement 1

Peer Reviewed

yes