If you are undergoing treatment for breast cancer, physical therapy can help you keep up your energy levels, as well as improve your overall comfort. Most people don’t realize that becoming more physically active will help to alleviate many of the symptoms related to cancer treatment, and that a Doctor of Physical Therapy can help provide relief from many common side effects of breast cancer treatment.
There are many studies that show how patients who participated in exercise supervised by a physical therapist soon after their breast cancer diagnosis experienced a significant improvement in fatigue symptoms — here’s one of the studies. In addition to supervised exercise for energy and strength, there are specific manual therapies a Doctor of Physical Therapy can provide, which can help reduce lymphedema or swelling, shoulder conditions, scarring, and muscular difficulties that often result from breast cancer treatment.
There is hope for patients with these types of side effects — physical therapy can make a huge difference. Our goal is to get you back to doing all the things you love to do!
Who can benefit from Breast Cancer Rehabilitation?
What should I expect?
We understand it’s not easy to stay motivated on your own or keep up your routine when you’re already handling so much. We provide a private, inclusive, family-like environment and our Doctors of Physical Therapy spend more time with each patient than other facilities do. And we take special care of your entire experience, not just one injury or condition. We’re happy to be your support. We want to find ways to empower you and help you feel more like yourself.
With our Breast Cancer Rehabilitation program, your Doctor of Physical Therapy will design and guide you through a personalized program that can help you to:
In conjunction with your physical therapy program, you may also benefit from our Nutrition Counseling services!
What’s the first step?
Call us! We’re here Monday through Saturday at 973-248-8111. Share your needs with our Client Care Specialists and they will explain more about what we do, check on your insurance benefits, and schedule you with a Doctor of Physical Therapy who can help. We are excited to meet you!