Cancer Survivorship and Lymphology Research Lab

We aim to conduct ground-breaking research in the field of Cancer Rehabilitation with the ultimate goal of improving daily function and quality of life in individuals affected by cancer.

  • Current Study
  • Publications
  • Current Study

    Physical Rehabilitation Evaluation and Optimal Physical Therapy (PREOPT)

    "What is the best strategy to maximize an individual's recovery following breast cancer surgery?"

  • Publications

    Koehler, LA, Mayrovitz HN. Trunk Lymphedema Following Breast Cancer Surgery. Physical Therapy Journal, accepted 2/2020.

    Chrischilles E, Riley D, Letuchy E, Koehler L, Neuner J, Gryzlak B, Segal N, McDowell B, Smith B, Sugg S, Armer J, Lizarraga I. Upper extremity disability and quality of life after breast cancer treatment in the Greater Plains Collaborative clinical data research network. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2019 Jun;175(3):675-689. doi: 10.1007/s10549-019-05184-1. (Epub 2019 Mar 9.)

    Koehler, LA, Haddad T, Hunter D, Tuttle T. Axillary Web Syndrome following Breast Cancer Surgery: Symptoms, Complications, and Management Strategies. Breast Cancer-Targets and Therapy, Vol. 11 (Dec. 2018), 13-19. https://doi.org/10.2147/BCTT.S146635

    Koehler, LA, Mayrovitz HN. Spatial and Temporal Variability of Upper Extremity Edema Measures Following Breast Cancer Surgery. Lymphatic Research and Biology, 2019 Jun;17(3):308-315 doi: 10.1089/lrb.2018.0022. (Epub 2018 Nov 14.)

    Koehler L.A. (Interview). (2018, June 26, 2018) Axillary Web Syndrome After Breast Cancer Surgery: An Interview with Dr. Linda Koehler [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://academic.oup.com/ptj/pages/podcasts

    Koehler, LA, Hunter DW, Blaes AH, Haddad TC. Function, Shoulder Motion, Pain, and Lymphedema in Breast Cancer With and Without Axillary Web Syndrome: An 18-Month Follow-Up, Physical Therapy, Volume 98, Issue 6, 1 June 2018, Pages 518–527. https://doi.org/10.1093/ptj/pzy010

    Thompson Buum,H, Koehler L, Tuttle T. Venturing Out on a Limb: Axillary Web Syndrome, The American Journal of Medicine, Vol. 130, No.5, (May 2017), 209-210.

    Koehler LA, Blaes AH, Haddad TC, Hunter DW, Hirsch AT, Ludewig PM: Movement, function, pain, and post-op edema in axillary web syndrome. Physical Therapy, Vol. 95, No. 10, (October 2015), 1345-1353. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20140377.

    Koehler, LA, DW Hunter, TC Haddad, AH Blaes, AT Hirsch, PM Ludewig: Characterizing Axillary Web Syndrome: Ultrasonographic efficacy. Lymphology, Vol. 47, No. 4, (Dec 2014), 153-155.

    Koehler LA. Axillary Web Syndrome. In: Zuther, JE. Lymphedema Management, The Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Practitioners. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Thieme Medical Scientific Publishers; 2013:64-67.

    Koehler LA. Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome/Parkes Weber Syndrome. In: Zuther, JE. Lymphedema Management, The Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Practitioners. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Thieme Medical Scientific Publishers; 2013:209-210.

    Koehler LA. Axillary Web Syndrome (ie.cording).Available at: http://www.lymphedemablog.com/2011/04/28/axillary-web-syndrome/. April 28, 2011.

    Koehler LA. Axillary web syndrome and lymphedema, a new perspective. Lymph Link 18(3):9-10; 2006

Contact

Dr. Linda Koehler
koeh0139@umn.edu
612-626-1502

Office Address
426 Church Street SE
Children’s Rehab 311
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Lab Address
426 Church Street SE
Children’s Rehab 320
Minneapolis, MN 55455

USPS Address
MMC 388
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455