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Breast Cancer Physiotherapy

Abstract

 

Breast cancer survivors can experience multiple neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, pain, and functional disorders as a result of their cancer and its treatment. Common disorders include shoulder dysfunction, postmastectomy syndrome, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, axillary cording, lymphedema, and a host of others. Cancer rehabilitation is a process that helps breast cancer and other survivors to obtain and maintain the highest possible physical, social, psychological, and vocational functioning within the limits created by cancer and its treatments. There are good data supporting the safety and efficacy of cancer rehabilitation in the treatment of many breast cancer−related impairments, including shoulder dysfunction and lymphedema, among others. Despite the goals and efficacy of cancer rehabilitation, there is a marked underuse of services. The reasons for this phenomenon are many, but broadly result from a lack of knowledge about cancer rehabilitation on the part of patients and referring clinicians, limited access to services, and suboptimal adherence. This article explores underutilization of cancer rehabilitation in breast cancer survivors and provides an opportunity to consider ways to improve this gap in care.

Full Article: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1934148217306585

Also check out our previous article on Breast Cancer Physiotherapy and how Physiotherapists can assist with Cording post Breast Cancer

Check out an article by Positive Health Wellness on: Everything You Need to Know About Your Breasts Before and After Pregnancy

 

Contact us today on 02 8006 9111 to make a booking. Alternatively you can email us on info@dev.corporatephysios.com.au. Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back to full function.

 

 

When to see a Physiotherapist?

When to see a Physiotherapist:

Are you feeling pain? Are your joints aching? Have you sustained an injury?

There are lots of different reasons why you should see a Physiotherapist. Physiotherapists can they help you deal with pain, and can help improve your quality of life. Physiotherapists are highly trained and have detailed understanding of the human body based on years of study at university level. At Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta, our Physiotherapists also continue their education by attending professional training regularly so that they are up-to-date with the latest treatments & scientific data.

It is not necessary for you to be injured before you seek assistance from a Physiotherapist. Physiotherapists also see patients to prevent injuries from taking place. We are here to help you achieve your health goals and there are lots of different methods of assessment prior to commencing exercise.

You should consult a Physiotherapist if:

  • Sustained an injury – sports or otherwise
  • Sustained an injury at work
  • Recent surgery
  • Low back pain, either acute or chronic
  • Aches & pains in your muscles or joints
  • Joint issues: pain, locking or giving away
  • Improve balance, strength & flexibility
  • Numbness or pins & needles or other sensory changes around your body
  • Improve your sporting performance
  • Improve posture

At Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta we have a great team ready to assist you. We are conveniently located walking distance from Parramatta and Harris Park stations. You can call us to make a booking on 0479 080 800 or alternatively book online.

See you at the clinic!

Contact us today on 02 8006 9111 to make a booking. Alternatively you can email us on info@dev.corporatephysios.com.au. Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back to full function.