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.
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Fisher, Mary Insana; Pfalzer, Lucinda; Levy, Ellen W.; Harrington, Shana; Gerber, Lynn H.; and Stout, Nicole L., "A Comparison of the Scapular Flip Test between Women with Breast Cancer and Healthy Controls" (2015). Physical Therapy Faculty Publications. 25.