PHYSIOTHERAPY FOLLOWING BREAST SURGERYRecovering from breast cancer surgery can be a challenging time. There can be pain and tightness around the surgical wound, difficulty regaining full movement in the shoulders and mid-back and sometimes even soreness on taking a deep breath. Physiotherapists specially trained in dealing with breast care patients can help you to fully recover. Stephanie Crossland, Tara Murtagh and Siobhan O’Reilly Bracken are Pink Ribbon trained and has specialist expertise in gentle soft-tissue and myofascial techniques, exercise and valuable advice to help you to make a full recovery.
How can physiotherapy help me?You can expect help to:
Improve shoulder movement and function
Reduce post-operative tenderness and hypersensitivity around the scar
Prevent swelling in the arm / hand (Lymphoedema)
Relieve rib, chest or upper back pain and stiffness
Assist in you regaining strength and full function