Post Mastectomy and Lymphedema Care

All programs are customized to each client's specific needs

Lymphedema is the abnormal accumulation of lymph fluid in the tissue that can cause persistent and progressive swelling. This is a result of lymph node removal.

During breast cancer surgery, some of the lymph nodes in the underarm maybe be removed to check for cancer cells. When these nodes are removed some of the lymph vessels can become blocked and prevent lymph fluid from leaving the area.

Post Mastectomy, the fluid collection in the tissue, or swelling (edema) and can be noticed in the arm(s), leg(s), chest, and breast area on the side of surgery. The swelling is different for each person. If this lymphedema is persistent and progressive it can cause pain and limit movement.

At Pioneer Therapy Center your treatment will focus on:

  • Decreasing pain and swelling
  • Scar management
  • Improving range of motion
  • Increasing strength
  • Restoring function

Treatment may also include soft tissue mobilization, scar management, modalities, therapeutic exercises, client education and a home exercise program.

“What I like about Pioneer Therapy Center, is that they are very caring, and have a positive environment. Goals that I have to achieve at Pioneer Therapy Center are, to increase my amount of strength and motion, decrease pain, and work on desensitization. I feel that Pioneer Therapy Center has positive and fun environment, and have kind, caring, positive and awesome staff!”

— Dylan P

post mastectomy therapy

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