Physical Therapy After Breast Cancer
The side effects of Cancer treatments include scarring, pain, radiation burns, numbness/neuropathy, decreased upper extremity motion, decreased strength, decreased endurance, cancer related fatigue, axillary web syndrome (or cording) and lymphedema to name a few. These side effects can last for months to years after the initial treatment.
Vickie Rainville, PT, DPT can evaluate and provide specialized treatment to address all of these impairments to restore function, manage pain and fatigue as well as educate on return to exercise/work and life! Therapy is important at many stages throughout the Cancer journey whether to prepare the skin and gain motion for Radiation or after treatments are completed to restore function.