Research shows that physical exercise and activity are key factors in breast cancer survivors regaining vitality and returning to optimal health. While medical treatment for breast cancer is saving more lives, many of these treatments result in life-changing side effects. Commonly experienced side effects include, but are not limited to: shoulder pain, range of motion limitations, neck pain, scar tissue restrictions, chest tightness, and back pain.
Our team of breast cancer rehab specialists are here to help you move better, regain strength and energy, and help you return to the activities you love. At Spooner, you may benefit from progressive exercise and manual therapy intervention to restore your range of motion, decrease swelling, and reduce pain.
Together, Through Physical Therapy, We Can:
• Restore your mobility and posture
• Decrease or eliminate your pain
• Rebuild your strength and endurance
• Return you to work and play
• Boost your energy
• Prevent or combat the effects of lymphedema
The Spooner Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Team is prepared to get you back to Health in Motion. We will always do it according to your goals and sense of well-being.
Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Helps With:
• Post lumpectomy or mastectomy
• Breast reconstruction
• Scar tissue restrictions
• Lymphatic cording or “Axillary Web Syndrome”
• Shoulder, neck, or back pain
• Side effects from chemotherapy and radiation
• Treatment induced fatigue
Our team of breast cancer specialists are your partners in this journey back to health and enjoying the activities you love. At Spooner, you will benefit from a combination of advanced exercise prescription and manual therapy intervention to restore your range of motion, decrease swelling, and reduce pain. We are ready to help you move better and feel better, while regaining strength and energy.
Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema
Breast cancer-related lymphedema can occur in up to 40% of women and men treated for breast cancer and can impact quality of life throughout survivorship. Physical therapy for breast cancer-related lymphedema can help reduce and manage current symptoms, lessen the risk of long-term complications, and help patients safely return to the activities they desire to improve overall quality of life.
Your physical therapist will be specialty-trained to evaluate and treat lymphedema in the upper extremity, chest, and shoulder area. In addition to lymphedema, your therapist is also skilled in assessing the other impairments that may occur following breast cancer treatments, such as various surgical interventions, reconstruction, radiation and/or chemotherapy.
We will implement a whole-body treatment approach to help you return to your desired level of function with a safe return to exercise.