Breast Cancer Rehab
Breast cancer surgery and treatment can come with a host of post-operative complications. There can be restricted movement (decreased range of motion), excessive swelling (lymphedema), skin integrity problems (radiation burns or changes in skin quality from chemotherapy), scarring with adhesions, and cording (axillary web syndrome). Many of these issues can be improved with properly applied bodywork techniques. It is important to consult a healthcare practitioner who has the proper training and background to address these things in a safe and effective manner. Things to think about in developing an approppppriate treatment plan are type and extent of surgery (radical or lumpectomy, reconstruction or none, lymph node removal, prophylactic bilateral procedures, etc) and whether radiation and/or chemo have been used, are just a few considerations. Philippa Dodson, LMT has completed a course with the Klose Institute in Breast Cancer Rehabiliation so that she may be a resource for you or your family member on the road to recovery. Please do not hesitate to call Philippa for a phone consultation if you have any questions about how advanced bodywork may be of help.