Being diagnosed with breast cancer is often life changing. All of your energy and focus will initially be channeled at medical treatments and surgeries for breast cancer, like post mastectomy or lumpectomy. You will likely have many questions about the diagnosis and medical procedures but may be unaware of the physical impairments that can result from surgery and treatment. Some of these changes may include:
By the time you face these challenges, you may feel like you do not have the resources or tools to help you return to a state of normalcy. Clients can experience further stress and anxiety at their declining level of function, independence and quality of life and at the same time experience higher levels of pain and/or disability.
There are some common conditions that can be experienced post breast cancer:
We address causes of dysfunction post breast cancer surgery by completing:
To help keep you on the Path to Improved Health you will receive a home-based exercise program as a tool for you to manage your symptoms and minimize any exacerbations of symptoms like lymphedema. Your primary healthcare provider will also receive an overview of changes, improvement of pain and overall function.
We want you to remain at the peak of your Path To Improved Health and will follow up on your progress after you
are discharged from the clinic. You will receive a follow-up letter, and should you have any have any new concerns that you would like to be addressed, we invite you to return to the clinic at your convenience.