and Sports Medicine
“With The Breast Center, there is a more systematic, coordinated effort among the treatment team to get women into physical therapy before there is a problem.”
Physical Therapy plays a significant role in maintaining upper extremity mobility as well as the prevention and treatment of a condition called lymphedema. Lymphedema is a fluid buildup that can occur when lymph nodes are removed or damaged as a result of surgery. With the breast center team approach, more patients are referred to physical therapy soon after surgery before a problem develops. Breast cancer patients are given activity guidelines and a list of exercises to do at home to prevent problems such as lymphedema or frozen shoulder from occurring. We have 3 certified lymphedema therapists on our staff that provides specific therapy to meet each patient’s individual needs.
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Joan McMullen is thankful for regaining 100% of range of motion in her arm after completing several physical therapy sessions with Joni Brown, director of Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine. Read more.