October is National Physical Therapy month as well as Breast Cancer Awareness month and the physical therapists at Pemi-Baker Community Health (PBCH) can assist patients with breast cancer to live a more functional life. Often there is a missing link once a person is diagnosed with breast cancer. A patient can go through the whole diagnosis, yet have many questions about how to return to their prior level of function or how to progress themselves into strength training or exercises.
After a person undergoes surgery, there can be significant scar tissue, which causes limitations of everyday movement. If a person is feeling tightness, pain, loss of range of motion or strength, or feel like their posture is being impaired, these can be signs identifying the need for physical therapy. Treatment for breast cancer is saving lives. Let us help you with these side effects of breast cancer treatment so you can regain your health in motion!
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
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, the disease may leave patients with significant limitations.
Breast cancer rehabilitation can help patients 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 physical therapy specialists are your partners in this journey back to health and enjoying the activities you love. At Pemi-Baker Community Health, 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.
Call today to learn more about our home care and outpatient, expert providers.
With over 50 years of experience, serving clients from 22 towns in central and northern New Hampshire, Pemi-Baker Community Health is committed to creating healthier communities. Services include at-home healthcare (VNA), hospice and palliative care, on-site physical and occupational therapy and aquatic therapy in their 90-degree therapy pool.