Sharing the Knowledge: Green Bay
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Sharing the Knowledge: Green Bay

Sharing the Knowledge "Lunch and Learn" goals are to provide breast cancer survivors, spouses, family, friends, health care professionals and students with the latest advancements in the medical care for breast cancer.

When: September 27, 2017
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Where: Lambeau Field
1265 Lombardi Ave
Green Bay, Wisconsin  54304
United States
Presenter: Julie Lombardo, Capitol Physical Therapy
Contact: Klara Hartfiel

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Sharing the Knowledge: Green Bay

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Lambeau Field
Green Bay, WI

Cost: Complimentary, must be pre-registered

11:30 am   Check In

12:00 pm   Welcome

  • Breast Cancer Recovery

12:20 pm  Breast Cancer & Restoring Pain-free Activity

Is cancer success simply being cancer free, or is it being cancer free AND returning to a pain-free, active lifestyle? When someone is undergoing cancer treatment, physical therapy may not be the first healthcare field that comes to mind. Early cancer treatment is with oncologists, radiologists, nurses and surgeons. Rightly so, as these healthcare practitioners are essential to the treatment and management of cancer. But, is that enough? Physical therapy can help restore the rest.

Cancer rehabilitation is a growing area in medicine due to the increase in cancer survivorship and advances in medical technology, treatment and early detection. Common physical impairments across all cancers include strength loss, range of motion loss, scar tissue, muscle tightness, pain, and more. Lymphedema is also a common side effect with breast cancer as is incontinence with genitourinary cancers.

Join Dr. Julie Lombardo, breast cancer survivor and seasoned Wisconsin physical therapist as she shares her personal story and how she is now raising awareness across the state on the importance of physical therapy in the care plan of the breast cancer patient. She holds a strong belief that all survivors should have access to physical therapy to assist them in returning to pain-free, active lives, and she educates survivors that it is never too late to utilize rehabilitation services for cancer recovery

Speaker: Julie Lombardo, Capitol Physical Therapy

Dr. Julie Lombardo is owner of Capitol Physical Therapy with six locations in the Madison area and recipient of Wisconsin’s Private Practice of the Year Award in 2016. She has been highly involved in promoting private practice at the state level and is a founding member and currently on the Board of Directors for a state-wide network of private practices, being a leader and key contributor on several major initiatives positively affecting private practice in the state of WI. A former member of the University of Wisconsin Physical Therapy School Admissions Committee, she continues to be a Clinical Instructor for the University of Wisconsin Family Medicine department where she trains residents on musculoskeletal evaluation and treatment. She’s been an honored presenter for Grand Rounds at the University of Wisconsin Plastic Surgery department.

Julie is a member of Wisconsin's Breast Cancer Recovery Board, and was this year’s Relay for Life Honorary Survivor and speaker in Sun Prairie – Cottage Grove, Wisconsin. A longstanding member of the Madison community, Dr. Lombardo has been recognized with the prestigious “40 Under 40” award by Greater Madison In Business Magazine, but her greatest accomplishment to date is being a breast cancer survivor and revolutionizing how breast cancer care is provided in Wisconsin to include physical therapy.

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